Step 2: Teach Lesson
Start the video in Step 1- The Coin Counting Book
Prepare the whiteboard or a poster that has problems written in large bold print, duplicating the problems on Counting
Point out that in the book, we read about how to count and add coins. We also saw many pennies traded for fewer coins
that were worth more. For example, 25 pennies were traded for one quarter. Explain that for the next activity, the student
will practice their money counting skills.
Hold up a bag/bank/pocket with coins in it. Have the student pull a coin from the bag. Ask the student to name the coin
and tell you its value. Fill in the first two blanks on the whiteboard with the correct value. Ask the student for an idea of
how to figure out the value of two of that same coin. The student may offer strategies such as counting on, using tools,
drawing a picture, using their fingers, and using their memory of the addition fact. Accept all strategies. Repeat this step
as many times as needed.
Give the student the Counting Coins worksheet
and a coin cube or dice. Explain that they will be tossing the cube once for
each problem on the page. After the first roll, they should record the value of the coin rolled in the first and second spaces,
then add the values to reach a sum. Encourage the student to use coins or other manipulatives if they need to in order to
add the amounts correctly.
When the student finishes their Counting Coins
worksheet, invite them to share their sums. As they share, ask them if
they could make the same sum with (a) different coin(s). Help them model with magnetic money/money visuals/overhead