Second and third graders will practice using multiple coin combinations to make one dollar. Use it during your money unit as a fun activity to reinforce the concept, at the end of the unit as a wrap-up or a non-traditional assessment, or after the unit to spiral review the standards.
Students will write their combinations on the shamrocks, and then glue them onto the pot of gold. Differentiate for your learners by giving students who need more support only 2 shamrocks, and students who are mastering the concept can be challenged to create several different combinations. Increase the difficulty for those higher students with more parameters: make a dollar without using any quarters. Make a dollar using only pennies and dimes. Make a dollar without using any nickels. You can even challenge them to make more than $1.