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Primary Economics

In this lesson, students will play the roles of banker and consumers as they learn how to use different combinations of coins to make money amounts up to 25 cents. Students will earn money and save it in their piggy banks until they have the exact amount to purchase an item of their choice. Suggestions for questions and assessment options are included.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Jamie Piecora - Author
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic
Grade LevelPre-K, K, 1, 2
Resource TypeLesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Jamie Piecora - Author
    • Publication Date2010
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Good Lesson, but values are low
      By bethb on 02/19/2013 - 15:42
    • This is a good lesson to do with primary students, however the values for the items are extremely low. You might want to change the items to more realistic items or change the money values.