Our Money lesson plan introduces students to money, including different values, money symbols, vocabulary, and more. Students learn about each type of coin and bill in US currency, their unique values, and how to add them. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create their own new coin and dollar bill. Students are also asked to answer questions about how different money relates to each other (“How many pennies equal a dime?”) in order to test their understanding of these money relationships.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and recognize the difference between values of currency, correctly use money symbols, and combine coins and dollars totaling given amounts.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.C.8