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Money Unit

Duration: 5 days
Standard from Curriculum Framework
The student will determine, by counting, the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total
value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the bills and coins, and make change.
Essential Understandings
➔ Understand that a collection of coins and bills has a value that can be counted.
➔ Understand how to make change from $5.00 or less.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
➔ Count​ the value of collections of coins and bills up to $5.00.
➔ Compare ​the values of two sets of coins or bills, up to $5.00, using the terms greater than, less than, and
equal to.
➔ Make​ change from $5.00 or less.




I can identify and give the value of dollar bills, quarters,
dimes, nickels, and pennies.


I can accurately count a set of money.


I can compare two sets of money.


I can calculate the correct amount of change.


Review and Quiz

Lesson 1: Identify and Give Value
Learning Target​: I can ​identify and give the value of dollar bills, quarters, dimes,
nickels, and pennies.

Whole Group

Small Group

1. Number Talks (5mins)
a. Practice decomposing and composing numbers to make ten.
2. Discuss
a. Tell students that we will be learning about money this week. Ask
students why they think it’s important to know how to count money and
know the value of it. Give students a variety of situations when knowing
how to count money will be useful.
3. Introduce
a. Read the learning target. Do a quick assessment of how well they know
the names of the coins and dollar bills.
b. BrainPop: ​
4. Practice
a. Go over each coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, and golden
dollar) *briefly talk about the half-dollar and golden dollar. Go over one
dollar bill and five dollar bill.
Have a picture (front and back), discuss the person on the coins
and bills, size, color, and worth.
b. Have just the picture of the coins and “quiz” students.
Matching game
1. Money Flaps
a. Students will glue in their foldable in their math notebook.
b. Hand out one and five dollar bills.
c. Go over coins and dollar bills by presenting one at a time (real money)
and identifying the name and value. Go over how students can identify
each one (George Washington on a quarter).
d. Students will write the facts under the appropriate flap.
2. Review
a. Show one coin or bill to students and have them identify and give the
value of each.

Seat Work

1. Decomposing Quick Check
2. IXL: P.1 & P.6

Hands- On

1. Math Power Towers (addition and subtraction facts)
a. Use calculators to check.


1. Reflex Math/ Dreambox