This enrichment project focusing on word problems with coins, can be used to push your higher-level thinkers into a real-world application. Though I used it for grade 2 enrichment, it could easily be used for third grade as well.
An answer key and rubric are also included!
In this project, students are tasked with creating an answer key for a 20 word-problem test for their teacher. To solve, students use their knowledge of coin names and values as well as their two-digit addition and subtraction skills. Both one- and two-step word problems are included. Additionally, at the end of the project, students will use their solutions to solve a riddle! There is also space provided for students to write a persuasive letter to their teacher as to why he/she should use their answer key to correct the tests.
The product also includes space for students to show their work. A common core aligned teacher rubric is included to assess student work following the Common Core Standards. A student reflection rubric and survey are also included to give you feedback about your students' experience with the project. This can be used as a classroom enrichment project, small group project, or even homework based on your students.
Skills assessed include:
-solving single and multiple step word problems
-adding two-digit numbers within 100
-coin value identification
-adding multiple two-digit numbers
-addition strategies within 100
-subtraction strategies within 100
-solving word problems involving coins and dollar bills