The 17 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 12 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial representations to help students tell time to the nearest half-hour and count the values of collections of coins that include quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
In this unit, the quarter is introduced and the children count coin collections consisting of 1 or 2 kinds of coins, with values up to 99¢. Counting such collections requires the children to apply the skill of counting on. Counting collections that contain several nickels or dimes as well as pennies requires the children to count first by fives or tens, then to count on by ones. The children are then involved in activities that require them to make change.
Also in this unit, children learn how to record times to the hour and half-hour using both the standard analog (o’clock) notation and the digital notation. This teaching is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "Hickory, Dickory, Dock.” The students will enjoy the concept of a mouse running up a clock, unaware that this rhyme is really about the guillotine. There will be time enough for that revelation at a later time in their lives.
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.