Check out this end-of-the-year math review activity, perfect for revisiting time and money standards and still embracing the summer spirit!
Objective: Students will represent various monetary values using a variety of coins by “buying” items. Students will represent various times on an analog clock.
This activity includes 3 Powerpoint presentations, great for revisiting time and money concepts with the whole class or a small group. Then, let them practice their skills independently in a practice booklet, modeled after the group lesson.
Both the Powerpoints and booklets are differentiated to 3 levels:
•Time to the hour and simple coin combinations.
•Time to the half-hour and intermediate coin combinations.
•Time to the hour and more difficult coin combinations.
•Decide which Powerpoint and booklet best meets the needs of your class or small group.
•Make the appropriate number of copies (two-sided) of the practice booklet and the money page so that one can be distributed to each student after the lesson.
•Plan partner groupings for the whole-group lesson and gather individual pretend clocks (Judy clocks are great!) and pretend money for each set of partners. I recommend a “work space” such as a dry-erase board or a piece of construction paper to help keep pieces contained.
•Call students, in assigned partnerships, to the instructional area and distribute materials (clock, coins, work-space). Explain that this lesson will help them practice time and money skills, so students will take turns showing a value of coins and a given time on a clock.
•Review coin values and features of a clock as necessary before beginning.
•Play the Powerpoint. After each even numbered slide, pause and let students demonstrate the given amount of money and time on their workspace. Show the next slide and review the correct answer. Ask for any other possible answers, especially involving money.
•Check for understanding from each partner group and review key skills as necessary.
Independent Practice: After completing the Powerpoint, distribute a money page and a practice booklet to each student.
Coin Clipart By: Sallie Borrink @ Discovering and Doing What Works