Illuminations: Exploring Pennies and Dimes

In this lesson children examine pennies and dimes and model subtraction as they listen to a children’s book.

They model amounts to 60 cents with coins. They use coin rubbings of pennies and dimes and make a chart comparing the two coins. At the conclusion of the lesson, they begin a word wall and make an entry in their portfolios.


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Addition & Subtraction, Money
K-6, Educator

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