Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 2 resources related to the following standard:
Measurement and Data
Work with time and money.
8. Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

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This 2-part video (total time 18 minutes) demonstrates a developmental approach to helping students understand and solve word problems. Students in grades 1, 3 and 5 were taped discussing headline stories, their understanding of the context and the math content in the problems. The video illuminates the article "Headline Stories," cataloged separately.
Activity, Instructional Strategy, Video
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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This unit of instruction teaches first and second grade students to value money as a concrete system of numbers and shows them economically responsible ways to use money and make meaning of the value of money. The unit includes the U.S. coin names, values, equivalencies and purchasing power. Problem sets and picture purchase cards are provided.
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Grade Level: 1, 2, 3
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This document provides descriptions and examples of what each Mathematics Common Core standard means a Grade Two student will know, understand and be able to do. This "unpacking" of the standards provides instructional guidelines and was developed to assist North Carolina educators teach the Mathematics Common Core (Standard Course of Study).
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Grade Level: 2
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This interactive Java applet helps users count and understand money. Images of coins and/or bills are used to 1) determine the amount of money shown, 2) pay a given amount 3) create a dollar.
Activity, Instructional Strategy
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3
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This website for teachers offers tasks to integrate personal finance into the teaching of the CCSS in Mathematics. It provides teachers with Common Core aligned tasks that connect the Common Core to applications of the Big Ideas of Personal Finance. Tasks include teacher notes, printable student worksheets, and sample solutions.
Lesson Plans, Problem Set
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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In this six lesson unit, students recognize and explore the relationships among pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They estimate and count sets of mixed coins, create equivalent sets, write story problems that involve money, and use coins to make patterns. Within the unit there is a link to US Mint. http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/
Unit of Instruction
Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1, 2
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Students solve five problems in each level of this interactive game, beginning by selecting from one to five toys and adding their prices. This determines the challenge level of the activity. In Level 1, students find the sale price when the original price and percent discount are known. In Level 2, they find the percent discount when the original price and the sale price are known.
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Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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In this lesson, students will play the roles of banker and consumers as they learn how to use different combinations of coins to make money amounts up to 25 cents. Students will earn money and save it in their piggy banks until they have the exact amount to purchase an item of their choice. Suggestions for questions and assessment options are included.
Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1, 2
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This set of teaching resources about money is produced and maintained by the U.S.Mint. Teachers will find activities, utilities, lesson and unit plans on the subjects of coins, coin collecting, and U.S.Mint history. Also included is a section specifically for children called h.i.p. Pocket Change that has games and other activities.
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Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
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