Guided Lessons

# Rolling in the Money

Just a roll of the dice, and your students will be learning how to count money! In this lesson, they will be become familiar with the value of money.

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Students will be able to solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

(5 minutes)
• Explain to your students that today they will practise counting mixed coins and working on word problems with money.
(10 minutes)
• Review with students by sequence counting by 25, 10, and 5.
• Demonstrate rolling the two premade dice, and instruct your students to practise counting the amount shown.
• Each time an amount is counted, write that amount on the dry erase board.
• Think out loud as you find the sum of the two rolled amounts on the dry erase board.
(10 minutes)
• Group your students, and give each group a set of premade money dice.
• Explain that each student will get a turn at rolling the dice and say the sum of the coins shown.
• If they are correct, have them record that amount on their papers.
• If they are incorrect, explain that they lose that amount.
• Ask your students to each take at least two turns, adding decimals on their papers.
(15 minutes)
• Give your students the Coin Challenge: City Trip worksheet to complete.
• Enrichment:Require students to count back the change to the original amount given. Have students create their own word problems from the school supply store or a recent purchase from home. Have them write each problem on an index card. Use these cards to play a board game, using the dice as a way to find out what they move to.
• Support:Make a note on the worksheet for each problem regarding how many coins are needed.
(10 minutes)
• Instruct your students to illustrate and count 3 ways to make a dollar in their maths journals.
• Have your students use at least 3 types of coins in each of the 3 combinations.
(5 minutes)
• Ask your students to briefly tell you one thing they learned, one thing they remember the best about this lesson, or provide details on something they still have a question about.

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