1. Topic


2. Content

Key Vocabulary:
dime, dollar, nickel, penny,quarter, value



3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

Students will recognize the value of the penny, nickel, dime, quarter
and dollar.



4. Objectives

Students will:
 Recognize the value of the penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar
 Demonstrate how different coin combinations equal the same amounts
of money



5. Materials and Aids

*Coins for each group of students
*Envelopes or baggies for each student, each displaying a different
amount of money on the front
*Markers
*Set of coins for teacher display
*Book: The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy
*White board 


6. Procedures/Methods

Practice
 Group students in mixed ability pairs.
 Write a money amount on the board. (Ex: $0.23)
 Ask pairs to create the amount with their coins. Discuss if there
is more than one way to make this amount with their coins. Show all
examples. (two dimes, three pennies; twentythree pennies; four nickels,
three pennies; two nickels, one dime, three pennies, etc.)
 Continue until all students are successful matching coin amounts
to the problem presented.
 Challenge students to try to find more than one way to show the
amount with their coins.
 Ask pairs to share their answers orally.



Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
Varying academic levels: uses heterogeneous grouping to allow students
of differing abilities to support learning
 Visual learners: incorporates visual aids
 Kinesthetic learners: provides an opportunity for students to count
their coins



Checking for understanding
 Give each pair two envelopes or baggies. (Each has a predetermined
money amount written on the front.)
 Ask students to find the correct amount of coins for their problem
and place it in the envelope or baggie.
 Ask the pairs to then switch with their partner and check to see
if the money amount is correct.
 Students can then try their partner's problem, trying to create
the money amount in a new way.
 Switch envelopes and partners, and play again.



Closure
 Read The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy


