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#### Super Bucks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners examine paper currency for its artistic value. They design their own piece of currency based on the artistic methods used in the design of real money.
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#### Filling Up the Pigs

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this adding money activity, students solve 3 problems in which coins in a piggy bank are counted and an additional amount of money is added to it.
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#### Nickel/Penny Grab

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the coins nickels and pennies. In this math lesson, 1st graders compare the value of the two sets of coins and determine their value. Additionally, students explore counting sets of coins that have pennies and...
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#### Quarters, Dimes, and Nickels

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders add and subtract coins, decide which coins to use to purchase an item, and compare values of sets of coins.
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#### Problem Solving Using Coin Identity and Coin Value

For Teachers K
Students identify characteristics of a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter, match the value of coins, and practice using money for a purchase.
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#### How Much? challenge

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this counting money worksheet, students count coins to show prices of objects, draw the coins, identify the amount that is less, and show the price with the fewer coins. Students solve three problems.
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#### Battle of "The Cents"

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore money. In this counting money lesson, students play a card game using the rules of "War." Young scholars turn over cards, determine the money value represented, and the student with the highest value keeps the cards.
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#### What's Missing

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this money instructional activity, students solve 4 word problems where they are given an amount of money and must determine how much more money they need to reach a given amount. The coins used are pennies, nickels, and dimes....
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#### How do You Stack Up? Revisited

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students estimate the thickness of coins. In this stack up lesson plan, students stack pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. They calculate and record the thickness of each coin. Students stack coins and estimate the height of the...
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#### Having a Savings Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover the importance of saving and spending. In this finance lesson, students read the book Kermit the Hermit and discuss the differences between needs and wants. The students complete worksheets concerning money in their...
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For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students practice making change, and adding and subtracting money. In this money activity, students listen to a reading of The Big Buck Adventure by Shelley Gil. They access teacher assigned web sites to practice making change, adding...
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#### Another Barber Problem

For Students 9th - 12th
In this problem solving worksheet, high schoolers solve 1 word problem about a barbershop.  Students determine the amount of money in the cash register given clues.
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#### Making Change

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore how to incorporate a new type of technology, the cash register and/or a calculator, as a motivational tool for solving real life problems. They practice estimating money and counting back change from \$20.00.
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For Teachers 1st
First graders shop for a bag of cookies using toy money. In teams, they choose which variety to buy and decides which bills and coins are necessary to buy the bag of cookies and a cashier makes change. They tally the cookies purchased...
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#### Anthony's Allowance

For Students 5th - 6th
In this problem solving activity, students read one problem about a boy who saves a specified amount of money each day. Students identify the pattern and answer the questions.
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#### Same Amount Different Pigs

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this money worksheet, students solve 4 problems where they draw combinations of coins in a piggy bank, to show 4 different ways to make a total coin value of 38 cents.
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#### Deena's Lucky Penny

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discover the coin denominations of U.S. Currency.  In this money lesson plan, students read the book Deena's Lucky Penny, then complete a coin matching activity using the Internet.  Students also read Shel Silverstein's poem...
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#### U.S. Penny to Get Four New Designs

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students look at U.S. currency and read about plans to change the back of U.S. pennies. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces a news article with a discussion of money and a vocabulary activity, then students read the...
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#### Going Shopping

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students investigate the value of money. In this money lesson, students simulate going shopping in their classrooms for various objects. Students use play money to pay for the objects.
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#### Labor, Choice, and Sales Tax

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students consider the idea of earning and spending money. In this money management lesson plan, students discuss the concept of saving and spending money through the reading of a story and by completing several activities that involve...
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For Teachers 4th
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#### Idiom Quizzes - Money

For Students 5th - 6th
In this identifying meanings of idioms online/interactive activity, students choose idioms to replace the expressions in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 30 answers.
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#### A Dollar for Penny

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners demonstrate different ways to make a dollar. In this consumer math instructional activity, students read the book A Dollar for Penny and identify the value of each coin. Learners determine combinations of coins that can make up...
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#### Penny Panda's Sticker Store

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice counting money using nickels, dimes, and quarters. They review the value of nickels, dimes and quarters. They explore Penny Panda's Sticker Store, and talk a little about what the object of the activity is (save...