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Teachers can use this blog to download free lesson plans and activities to use during the money unit. Each activity comes with detailed sets of directions so that teachers understand how to use them effectively. Additionally, the activities and lesson plans are alligned with Common Core Standards for second grade and are differentiated to meets the needs of approaching grade level students and above grade level students. Source: http://keepemthinking.com/tag/money-activities-for-second-grade/
Pinterest has a lot of great resources for both students and teachers. On these boards, teachers can find a lot of great activities to share with there class and students can print out worksheets to practice as well as find interactive games to increase their understanding of money and counting skills. Source: http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=teaching%20counting%20money
Teachers can use this podcast to discover strategies to help them intertwine reading into a unit of money. They can also play this podcast for their students because it gives helpful reading strategies that students can use to improve their understanding of counting money. Source : http://www.phil.frb.org/podcasts/player.cfm?file=moments-in-money%2FKidsMoneyMay08.mp3&title=Kids%20and%20Money
This interactive math story from WatchKnowLearn.org can be used by the teacher in the classroom and is also fun and engaging for students. It incorporates math concepts into a story about farm animals. It pauses at the end of each page and the teacher can pause the video as well to allow the students to write down and solve the equations which generally involving counting coins and paying for objects. The answer is then said and solved in the video so students can see if they are correct or not and if not they will see the correct way to solve.Source: http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=44854&CategoryID=2320
A parent can download this app for their child so they can practice counting different combinations of coins. It also has different levels of difficulty so the parent can challenge their student and have them try harder examples as they get better at this skill. Source:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/count-money-coin-matching/id441896344?mt=8
Illuminations designs activities that correspond to NCTM standards Source: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=561
This KWL chart was created on Kidspiration. Teachers will hand out this chart at the beginning of the unit and allow students to fill in the first and second box about what they already know about counting coins and what they want to learn. They can draw pictures illustrating their knowledge of what the worth of certain coins/ dollars are or anything that will help cue them into understanding the material. This will allow them to see everything in an organized way and will also allow the teacher to see it in an organized way for each student so they can get a better understanding of students prior knowledge and plan from there. It also allows them the option to include both words and visuals. After the unit is over, the students will fill in the last box and describe what they have learned about counting coins using words and visuals. The students and the teacher will make sure that they have answered everything that they wanted to learn.
Counting and Working With
Rationale For Technology Integration
• Why does it make sense to incorporate various uses of
technology into your particular topic?
We live in an ever changing society where children are constantly
surrounded by technology. There are many great resources on the
internet which will help teachers illustrate the concepts of counting
money to their students and show students how helpful technology
• What is gained by integrating technology into your teaching of
This presentation provides great resources such as podcasts, blogs,
apps, and activities that will help both teachers and students interact
with the topic. Overall, students will see how beneficial technology
can be in improving their understanding of this mathematical
concept in an engaging and interactive way!
• All websites and content in this presentation
have been taken from reliable sources that
have been critically evaluated.
• All links are cited in the notes section of this
presentation and clicking on graphics will take
you directly to the original website.
The Keep ‘em Thinking Blog was designed by an Alabama 2nd Grade Teacher Susan Morrow.
She posts many great ideas on our blog for activities and lessons plans to be included in a
second grade unit. Her unit plan for money involves many interactive games and activities
for teachers to use in the classroom.
Click on the picture to take you
directly to the Pinterest boards!
• This podcast was found
on the Federal Reserve
Bank of Philadelphia's
website and is titled “Kids
and Money: A
program for Teachers”.
• It illustrates ways that
teachers can use
children’s literature to
teach money concepts to
• Clicking on the audio
button will take you
directly to the podcast.
Watch The Counting Coins Video Here!
• United States Mint
• This US government website includes lesson plans for
teachers to use to incorporate social studies and history into a
unit on money such as how money is made. It also has
interactive games about money that students can sign into
• US Currency: Know Your Money
• This US government website provides educational activities
for teachers and students that enhance knowledge about US
currency. It also has a “Design Your own Bill” component
where students can create their own dollar bill.
• Federal Reserve Education
• The Federal Reserve organization’s site
provides helpful resources and videos for
teachers to use in a unit on money. It also has
interactive games on currency that students
can play to become more familiar with
different bills and coins.
There’s an App for that!
• Count Money! Coin Matching Game for Kids
• Click on the icon to take you directly to the
• This worksheet from the
“Trading for Quarters”
requires students to come
up with 10 different ways to
make 25 cents using
quarters, dimes, nickels,
and pennies. Click on the
worksheet to link to the full
site for directions !
• The “Can you Buy it”
from Jump Start allows
children to count
money and decide if
they have enough to
buy certain objects.
Click on the worksheet
to see the full website!
• Teachers can read “The
Big Buck Adventure” by
Shelley Gill to students
at the beginning of the
unit to illustrate how
often we use money
and counting money in
our daily lives. Click on
the book to learn more
Subject- Specific Internet Based
• A+ Math is a subject- specific resource that allows teachers to
generate worksheets and games for specific mathematical
units. Clicking on the image below will take you directly to the
resource on the site that allows teachers to create counting
money worksheets for their students.
Uses of the Internet: Interactive
• Primary Games is a
• Click on this icon to take
great website for kids
you directly to “One
that has interactive
games and activities.
One particular activity
“One Penny” has a
great song that teachers
could use to play for
students to illustrate
the value of different
types of currency.
Uses of the Internet: Online Data
• Whatcom Online Math
Center offers real data
that teachers can
incorporate into lessons
for students. There is
some great sources on
currency which teachers
could use to illustrate
different types of
currency that exist all
over the world to give
students a global
• Click on the picture to
directly take you to some
links about currency
SMART Board Activity
• Clicking on the picture to the
left, will take you to an interactive
presentation that teachers can
share with students. It involves a
fair and money and asks students
when given a certain amount of
money, what attractions would
they be able to buy? It helps
them practice counting and
working with money!
• Teachers can use
Quizinator to create
worksheets and quizzes
for their students. They
can post them online or
print them out for
students to use. They can
also create specific
practice to help students
master how to count
money and complete the
quizzes directly on the
• Click here to go directly to
this helpful site!