# Category Archives: 2009

## We Are All Scientists

Kharma Banks, Second Grade, David Cox Elementary

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## Making Sense of Cents

Torrieann Martyn Dooley, Second Grade, David Cox Elementary

(PDF)

## More than Just the Basic Facts, Please

Joan W. Young, Elementary teacher, David Cox Elementary School

## Living within our Budget… Economy in Life

Michelle Y. Young, Math teacher, Coulwood Middle School

## The Progression of Accurately Solving a Multi-step Equation

Tyler Willoughby, Math teacher, Ranson Middle School

## Ticktacktoe as an Introduction for Problem Solving

Craig Willis, Elementary teacher, Torrence Creek Elementary School

## Math, Logic and KenKen

Taren Wilkinson, Math teacher, Coulwood Middle School

## The Positives and Negatives of Integers

Jill Smith, Math teacher, Carmel Middle School

## Making Place Value Explicit in Adding Whole Numbers and Decimals

Katie Radcliff, Elementary teacher, Davidson Elementary School

## Teaching the Concept of One as it Applies to Percents

Michael Pillsbury, Math, Randolph IB Middle School

## Backwards Numbers: A Study of Place Value

Catherine Perez, Elementary teacher, Torrence Creek Elementary School

## Kenken and the Problem Solving Classroom

Rosemary Klein, Math teacher, Bailey Middle School

## The Journey to Discover Right Triangles and Trigonometry in the Real World

Crystal Jones, Math teacher, Harding University High School

(Unit PDF)

## Making Sense of Cents

Abstract

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.

## Finding the Shades of Gray between Victims and Villains in War

Katherine Willenbrock, Special Education teacher, Morgan School