Projector or TV, coins
Identification of coins, Adding
money amounts, Estimation
1. Explain to students that you will show them a
group of coins and they will estimate the total
value of the coins. Tell them they will be seeing
the coins from a much different perspective than
2. Hold several
in your hand
students see all
the coins or, for
part of each coin.
3. Have the
estimate of the total value of the coins
on the attached sheet.
4. Show the students the coins and calculate the
actual amount as a group. Students write actual
amounts next to their estimates. Have students
whose estimates were closest to the amount
explain how they determined their answers.
5. Repeat the
6. Use students' estimates to assess abilities to
identify coins and add coin amounts.
7. Say aloud various coin combinations, such as
nickel, dime, penny. Have students write the
amounts after simply hearing the coin combinations.
Check for accuracy. Or have students write
the total amount of coin values shown with Twist
and list other coin combinations for the same