Reflection: Real World Applications How Can I Make $.35? : Using our Knowledge of Coins to Build A Total - Section 2: Introduction to New Material


Keeping students engaged when learning about math is key!  Fortunately, teaching about money makes student engagement fairly simple.  Many of my students are very interested in talking about money and have experience using coins.  However, despite the natural real-world applications of discussing money, most of my students have very little conceptual understanding of money or coins when we start our unit.  Thus, it is important for me to remember that despite students' prior experience working with coins or spending allowance money at the store, most of my students still need to build a deep conceptual understanding to fully understand the skills taught in this unit. 

In these lessons, I try to keep students engaged by using examples that apply to them and drawing on their experience using and spending money while also starting at square one and working to build students understanding of coins and how to solve money word problems. 


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How Can I Make $.35? : Using our Knowledge of Coins to Build A Total

Unit 10: Money
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT determine the coins necessary to make a total.

Big Idea: Students use their knowledge of coins to build a total.

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