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Money: Word Problems with Counting Coins

2nd Grade • 1 Lesson Plan with a Bonus Game/Activity
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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.