ERIC Number: ED476343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Pennies (Nickels and Dimes) from Heaven. Unit Plans.
United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
This unit of study walks early elementary students through the basics of counting and using the smallest U.S. coin denominations (penny, nickel, and dime). The unit provides keywords; recommends subject areas and approximate length of time; poses an essential question or problem; provides a unit introduction; outlines five individual lessons ((1) Introduction to Coins; (2) Trading Pennies and Nickels; (3) Counting by 10s, 5s, and 1s; (4) Adding Pennies, Nickels and Dimes; (5) Let's Go Shopping!); and suggests a culminating activity. Each of the five lessons highlights subject areas; provides keywords and a brief description; addresses national standards and additional subject area standards; notes objectives; lists materials needed; outlines a detailed step-by-step procedure for classroom implementation; addresses assessment; and suggests differentiated learning options. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computation, Language Arts, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, National Standards, Primary Education, Sciences, Social Studies
The U.S. Mint, 801 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20220. For full text: http://www.usmint.gov/kids/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.