This unit is intended for a high school honors geometry class, but can be easily used in a standard level class with more teacher input for each lesson. The unit allows students to learn from a developmental approach instead of teacher driven instruction.
This curriculum unit is intended to introduce students to the names and values of coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters). Students will increase their fluency of the values by engaging in interactive activities that require them to trade among the coins to show amounts using different combinations of coins. Students will continue to apply their understanding by solving a variety of problems. And, ultimately students will create their own relevant story problems involving coins. Students will explore a variety of strategies, including using manipulatives and technology, as well as make a connection to literacy, to greater understand coins and money and better gain experiences taught through this unit.