August 21, 2015
By Laura Crotts

Lesson plan

Rolling in the 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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