MONEY VALUE LESSON PLAN ELEMENTARY
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Students
learn the value of money and make change. 



VALUE OF MONEY LESSON PLAN:
The Case of the Broken Piggy Bank
Objectives:
1. The student will be able to list the value of a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny in dollar form.
2. The student will be able to find the total monetary value of a set of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
3. The student will be able to calculate change received on a purchase.
Standards: NCTM Standards: 1, 6, 9, 10
Suggested Grades: 3rd Grade  4th Grade
 5th Grade  Elementary Education 










Materials:
Procedure:
1. Warmup: Review adding and subtracting decimals. Ask students how to write 50 cents in dollar form.
2. Motivate the Lesson: Place quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies in the front of the classroom. Ask students to identify the value of each coin. Ask students to count the number of coins. Ask students how they could calculate the total value of the stack of coins.
3. Proceed through the lesson with the “Question of the Day”. Explain that they will need to use their math skills to be successful piggy bank detectives.
4. Verify students can add and subtract decimal numbers accurately by verbally quizzing them on the practice questions. *Critical Thinking: Ask students if there is a faster way to calculate the amount of money besides adding. (i.e.: Multiplying)
5. Have students complete the The Value of Money worksheet for homework.
Lesson Printable Materials 
Worksheets
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VALUE OF MONEY LESSON 

Value of Money Lesson *
Lesson
excerpt  You had been saving your weekly allowance in a piggy bank. When you returned home from school one day you were surprised to find that your piggy bank had been broken into several pieces. There were quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies spilled across your desk. Who could have broken your piggy bank? More importantly was any money stolen?
Luckily, you had been keeping track of how much money you put into the piggy bank each week. You knew there should be a total of $2.75 in the piggy bank.
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VALUE OF MONEY
WORKSHEET 

Value of Money Worksheet *
Student worksheet on the value of money. 





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