Why Lesson Planet?
After introducing students to the value of all currently circulating U.S. coins students explore how to make change for a dollar. The teacher asks one student to be the shopper and one to be the clerk to model the activity for the class. The shopper wants to purchase one pencil which (s)he is told costs $0.25. (S)he gives clerk $1.00, and the clerk counts out (aloud) how much change to give back.Repeat again until students grasp this concept.