Money: Word Problems with Counting Coins2nd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Measurement and Data
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Measurement and Data: Solve word problems involving combinations of dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and cents symbols appropriately. Example: if you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper , pencils and crayons/colored pencils, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Resources: “Money Match Cards” (1 copy per pair) Optional Printable Student Resources: “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student),“Dollars and Cents: Counting Coins” (1 copy per student or project for students to copy on blank paper), “Solving Word Problems: Dollars and Coins” (1 copy per student or project for students to copy on blank paper), “Shopping List” (1 copy per student or project for students to copy on blank paper) Optional Printable Teacher Resources: “Solving Word Problems: Dollars and Coins” Answer Key, “Example Display Poster” (1 copy for display)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day lesson plan is broken down into 2 separate segments (60 minutes each) addressing Measurement and Data: Solving Word Problems Involving Money (2.MD.8). These lessons include guided and independent practice of concepts, and a game and complete an activity to reinforce the concept of counting coins and solving word problems involving money.
- Segment 1: students will draw coins to represent different amounts of money, count coins of different values, and solve problems involving combinations of dollars and cents.
- Segment 2: students will play the game “Money Match!” to practice counting coins and matching to a specific value. They will also complete the activity, “Shopping Time!” to practice using money in real-life situations.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.