Math B4 Bed: Counting Coins

What do you notice?
  • B4 Bed Thoughts: *Let everyone see the image. Discuss: “What do you notice?”
  • Next: Ask: What do you not know?”
  • Next: Discuss which patterns are visible in the slide above. From the slide above, guide your learners to set up their next available page as a coin grid.
  • Materials: pass out paper and pencils or have them use the back of their learning journals for math thoughts). *Remind them to use a new page, add today’s date, and a title for the learning image.
  • Gather as many loose coins as possible. *Once the coins are gathered, separate the coins and write how many of each coin they have in the journal’s coin grid.
  • Show us…put your reasoning to the test: *Calculating the amount of the coins = using the coin chart, have them list the value for each of the coin types (50 pennies = 50¢ or $0.50), it is important for them to learn both ways to document coin amounts. Place Value remains consistent with all math columns (1,112.50 = $1,112.50 = 1,112.50 sq.ft. = 1,112.50 miles = 1,112.50 gallons). *Encourage the younger family members to draw what they think the answer might be.
  • Finally: Ask each member to share what they believe an equation and solution might be. Review what an active listener looks like.

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