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Coin Connections

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Help young mathematicians make cents out of the US currency system with this two-part math lesson. Children first learn the names and values for each type of coin, before learning to count and compare the values of coins using the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Teach this lesson as part of a math series on money in the primary grades
  • Use the tracing and comparison worksheets as math learning centers in the primary grades
  • Print out large pictures with labels of each type of coin to display in the classroom as visual support for learning about money
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson calls for the teacher to find a grade-level text about US money to read aloud with the class
  • Includes ideas for differentiating and extending the lesson the meet the learning needs of all children
  • A tracing worksheet and a comparison worksheet are included to reinforce the concepts covered in the lesson
  • A reference document is included that uses examples to explain the greater thanless thanequals to symbols
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