I truly believe that when children really take a look at the various coins, checking out similarities and differences, that they latch on to information that helps them remember
which coin is which.
A visually fun
way to do that, at the same time getting in some comparison-contrast
writing, is with a Venn diagram
Children can work independently
, with a partner
or in small groups
to analyze and evaluate each coin.
For younger students, do this as a whole group
activity, where they come up with the answers and you jot them on the worksheet.
I've included 15 Venn diagrams
for the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar
and dollar coins
Choose which ones are appropriate for your students.
This activity would be a nice addition to your Presidents' Day
I'm Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy analyzing coins with a Venn diagram, as much as mine do.
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