Taking Care of My Dog: A Lesson about Money
Students will be able to solve problems in a story by counting money.
Common Core Standard
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Computer with internet access
- Explain to the students that they will be reviewing how to count money to solve problems in a story.
- Pass out paper money (or manipulatives) to each student.
- Review how many cents a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter represent.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling
- Hand out the “Taking Care of My Dog” worksheet.
- Model the first word problem for the class by reading it aloud and demonstrating with coins how to solve the problem.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling
- Have the students, with the help of their partner, complete the rest of the word problems.
- Walk the room and monitor students.
Review and Closing
- Bring students together for discussion. Possible discussion questions: What did your dog need? What was the most expensive? What was the least expensive?
- It can be expensive to take care of a dog. Review with students about how to be a responsible dog owner here: (Responsible Dog Owner).
- After reading through this information, ask the children: In what ways were the children responsible dog owners? Discuss as a class.
Be a Responsible Dog Owner. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/responsible-dog-ownership/#friend.