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#### Simple Strategies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a fabulous lesson plan on problem solving strategies for your charges. In it, learners are presented with many excellent techniques they can use when faced with a multi-step math word problem. Some terrific blackline masters are...
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#### Musical Change

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young learners record observations about different coin denominations and create a song about coins to the traditional song, "The Wheels on the Bus." This instructional activity is based on the Tennessee Quarter Reverse, and has all...
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#### Alexander Used to Be Rich

For Teachers K - 2nd
Reading Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, launches this lesson appropriate for children who recognize coins and have been introduced to coin values. Using addition and subtraction skills, the class tracks Alexander’s spending...
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#### Casting Coins

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This wonderful art lesson invites young scholars to design and “mint” coins bearing their own symbols. A simple carving andcasting process using Blick Wonder-Cut®linoleum and modeling clay is described in the plan. Coins can be one or...
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#### Quarter, Nickel, Dime....

For Teachers 4th - 6th
An engaging game called, "Quarter, Nickel, and Dime" is presented in this math lesson. Players are given an envelope with slips of paper that represent the three coins. In pairs, they play the game 18 times, and the whole class charts...
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#### Coin Connections

For Teachers K - 1st
A wonderful lesson on identifying the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter awaits your young mathematicians. They engage in a multi-session lesson which allows them to practice using the values of each coin in worksheets and activities...
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#### Let's Make A Deal

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders make a picture money book. In this money lesson plan, 3rd graders read The Monster Money Book, discuss money terminology, watch a video on money and draw an example of the barter system. Students use the Internet to find...
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#### Money Math

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Is there a better, and more motivating, math manipulative than money? Kids love to use it, and it's a great teaching tool. Here, there are three good activities using coins. Learners create patterns, sort change, and have a...
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#### What's in Your Piggy Bank?

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Fill up your piggy banks! First graders find different ways to fill up cute piggy banks with 30 cents. Will they use two dimes and two nickels? Or a quarter and five pennies? Use this activity with groups to reinforce your money math...
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#### International Currency Exchange

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine coins from around the world and write down their observations. As a class, they discuss the types of symbols used on the coins from different countries and locate the country on a map. To end the lesson plan, they...
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For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Here's a great way to get scholars drawing out math problems. This money math worksheet gives them five coins to start with. They find as many combinations of three as they can to create different totals. Two examples are given here, and...
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#### Probability

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here is a fine presentation on probability, and the language of probability. Pupils are introduced to the words, impossible, unlikely, likely, and certain. Then, they consider a variety of events, and assign one of the words to describe...
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#### Math Cross, Puzzle #26

For Students 4th - 7th
Here is a measurement, money and time worksheet which invites learners to solve twenty-eight math problems utilizing addition, subtraction and multiplication strategies to complete a math crossword puzzle.
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#### The Value of Coins

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
How much is a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter worth? Learners count and make various coin variations that equal a given denomination. Each slide contains images and explanations on how one should count coins to add them up.
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#### How Much is it Worth?

For Students 1st - 3rd
Money makes everything a little more fun for your mathematicians! Show them how they can implement their addition skills in the real world using this worksheet. Scholars examine six sets of coins, which are photographed. They include...
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#### Close Observation: Coins

For Teachers 2nd
Integrate math, science, and speaking/listening with a collaborative hands-on activity. Each group works with a single penny, examining it with the naked eye and recording observations. Repeat using magnifying glasses. Then repeat with a...
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#### A Mass of Pennies

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners estimate and determine the number of cents (pennies) that are needed to equal the mass of a variety of common objects. They develop a process for measuring and explore concepts related to units of measurement.
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#### Stamping Coins

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners demonstrate that they can use a variety of coin combinations to make a single amount. They study all the ways to make 50 cents using coins using different coins.
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#### Money Match

For Teachers 2nd
Playing a game can be educational, pupils use this matching activity to identify coins and their values. This is a great way to have learners practice their money sense.
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For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
The game of "Trading Faces" is the focus of this clever math lesson. Your mathematicians use addition to determine the values of different coin combinations by playing the game. Everything you need to implement the game, and the lesson,...
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#### A Tale of Two Quarters

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Have your class use the life of a quarter to understand and design plot and flow charts. They read the book, The Go-Around Dollar, think about how their teacher got her quarters that day, then create a flow chart. They have to show how...
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#### The Coin and the Fable: Alaska quarter reverse

For Teachers 4th
An Alaskan quarter and a book of fables is what you'll need to start this lesson. Learners will use the image of the bear and the salmon found on the reverse side of the Alaskan quarter as inspiration. They will compose a fable about the...
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