Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve problems in a story by counting money.

K-2

Common Core Standard

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.3
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.

Materials Needed

Money Manipulatives

“Taking Care of My Dog” Worksheet

Computer with internet access

Lesson

• 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.

References

Be a Responsible Dog Owner. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.akc.org/dog-owners/responsible-dog-ownership/#friend.