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					                      Lesson Four—Day One
                     Recognizing the Half Dollar

SD Functional Standards Met
  1. Goal 3—Measurement—Identifies, sorts and names coins/bills and
     their value
  2. Goal 3—Measurement—Count and trade objects to demonstrate the
     concept of equivalence
  3. Goal 3—Measurement—Using $ sign and decimal point or cent
     sign, writes amount of money counted
  4. Goal 4—Number Sense—Counts and groups numbers, objects, and
     simple events

Enduring Understandings
  1. The students will become familiar with the physical characteristics of
     the Half Dollar. (Standard #1)
  2. Students will recognize a Half Dollar and know that it is worth fifty
     cents. (Standard #1 and #3).
  3. Students will learn that President John F. Kennedy is on the face of
     the Half Dollar. They will learn that he was our thirty-fifth president
     of the United States.
  4. The students will count and trade each of the other coins to find an
     equivalent amount of the Half Dollar. (Standard #2 and #4)

Vocabulary:
  1. Half Dollar—A large coin that is worth fifty cents
  2. President John F. Kennedy—Our thirty-fifth president of the United
     States

Essential Questions
  1.   How many pennies equal fifty cents?
  2.   How many nickels equal fifty cents?
  3.   How many dimes equal fifty cents?
  4.   How many quarters equal fifty cents?
Acceptable Evidence
Students will be assessed individually by teacher observation. Each student
will be able to identify a Half Dollar and tell and write the worth of it. Each
student should be able to find at least five different combinations of coins
that would equal fifty cents. Each student will complete a Kidspiration
worksheet and a “Half Dollar” worksheet.

Learning Experiences—Day One
Materials Needed
  1. Value of Money PowerPoint
  2. Real Half Dollars and other coins (These may be cut-out
     money/plastic or real.)
  3. Kidspiration worksheet
Time Needed—30-minute session

   1. The teacher will review the “Value of Money” PowerPoint. The
      teacher will say: “Today we will talk about another coin called the
      Half Dollar. The teacher will tell the students that it is worth fifty
      cents.
   2. The teacher will tell the students that President John F. Kennedy is on
      the front of the Half Dollar. He was our thirty-fifty president of the
      United States.
   3. The teacher will ask the students: “How many pennies would equal
      fifty cents?” The students will use their pennies to count out fifty
      cents or they may do this together as a group.
   4. The teacher will ask: “How many nickels would it take to make fifty
      cents?” The students will need to use their checkbook full of coins and
      count out fifty cents using their nickels.
   5. The teacher will ask: “How many dimes would it take to make fifty
      cents?” The students should count out fifty cents using dimes.
   6. The teacher will ask: “How many quarters would it take to make fifty
      cents?” The students will need to get out the correct amount of
      quarters to equal fifty cents.
   7. The teacher will ask the students to use their checkbook box of coins
      and find as many combinations that would equal fifty cents. The
      teacher will be observing as students use a variety of coins to make
      fifty cents.
   8. The students will complete a Kidspiration worksheet and a “Half
      Dollar” worksheet as an assessment tool.                  Back

				
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