Grade 1 Unit of Study 14: Money

In This Unit of Study…

Students will identify pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, and they will recognize the values of coins that use the ¢ symbol. They will also state how many of each coin equals a dollar. Students will count groups of coins, including dimes, nickels, and pennies, with values up to one dollar and the value of combinations of one-, five, and ten-dollar bills up to $100. They will learn to express values of coins with the combination of a numerical value and a cent symbol, and they will use the $ symbol to express the value of dollar bills. Students will also determine the relationships of coins based on their values. They will count groups of one type of coin and groups of mixed coins by using strategies such as counting by ones, twos, fives, and tens. With mixed collections of coins, students will count by larger values first and then by smaller values. Students will hear and say the skip count sequences by 5s and 10s in order to assist them in counting pennies, nickels, and dimes.

B.E.S.T. Benchmarks:

  • MA.1.NSO.1.1 Starting at a given number, count forward and backwards within 120 by ones. Skip count by 2s, to 20 and 5s to 100.
  • MA.1.M.2.2 Identify pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, and express their value using the ¢ symbol. State how many of each coin equal a dollar.
  • MA.1.M.2.3 Find the value of combination of pennies, nickels, and dimes up to one dollar, and the value of combinations of one, five, and ten dollar bills up to $100. Use the ¢ symbol and the $ symbols appropriately.

Key Concepts:

  • I can identify US coins by value and describe the relationships among them.
  • I can express the value of a US coin by writing a number with the ¢ symbol.
  • I can state how many pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters equal a dollar.
  • I can start at a given number and count forward and backward within 120 by ones.
  • I can determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes by using skip counting by twos, fives, and tens.
  • I can find the value of combinations of one-, five-, and ten-dollar bills up to $100.
  • I can use the ¢ and $ symbols appropriately.

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