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Add It Up! Counting Money
Students will be able to solve story problems by counting money.
- Explain to the students that they will be reviewing how to count money to solve story problems in today's lesson.
- Pass out the money (or manipulatives) to each student.
- Review how many cents a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter represent.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(5 minutes)
- Hand out the Counting Money Word Problems document to each student.
- Model the first word problem for the class by reading it aloud and demonstrating with coins how to solve the problem.
Guided practise(10 minutes)
- Have the students, with the help of their partner, complete the rest of the word problems.
- Walk the room and monitor students.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Hand out the year 3 Counting Coins I and year 3 Present maths worksheets to each student.
- Allow the students to continue working in pairs to complete the worksheets.
- Enrichment:Have advanced students write a counting money word problem on their own on the back of the Word Problem worksheet.
- Support:Have struggling students work with a student that understands the lesson, or shorten the amount of work for the students to complete on the Word Problem document.
- Hand out the year 3 Counting Coins II and the year 3 How Many Coins worksheets to each student.
- Have students complete the worksheets independently as an assessment.
Review and closing
- Create a group work station that has students counting money for on going practise and review.