2nd Grade Magic of Math Unit 5: Counting Money and Personal Financial Literacy



The Magic Of Math Unit 5 for SECOND GRADE focuses on:
Week 1: Counting Coins (to 99 cents)
Week 2: Activities are Differentiated Option 1- Counting Coins, Option 2- Using Bills and Coins
Week 3: Saving and Spending with word problems
Week 4: Personal Financial Literacy/Economics

*Please Note: This unit is made with and for US currency only! Some activities may be used with different bills/coins, but the clip art and other lessons will not be changed to match other currency types at this point.*

This unit is jam-packed with lots of hands-on activities to teach counting money. Because the standards differentiate among states, we include activities for both counting coins and counting bills/coins. Students will learn how to count money, write coin/dollar amounts, solve word problems, and so much more!

Here is what is included in this month long unit for 2nd grade:
-Daily Lesson Plans for 20 days
-Aligned with the 2nd Grade Common Core and TEKS
-20 Word Problems for each day that complement the skills
-Interactive Notebook Printables
-Games, Activities, and Crafts to enhance learning
-Minilessons with ideas on how to teach the skills as well as materials needed
-Vocabulary Cards
-I Can Statements
-Anchor Chart and Pocket Chart Materials

Want a Closer Look? Here are some (not all!) activities included:
– Coin and Bill 8 1/2 x 11 Posters (US Currency)
– Printable Bills and Coins
– Hairy Money 8 1/2 x 11 Posters
– Coin Word Problems
– Counting and Ordering Coins
– Race to One Dollar
– Counting and Comparing Coins
– Tic Tac Toe
– Scooping and Compare Coins
– Roll and Count Coins
– Create a Coin Collection
– Ways to Make One Dollar Flip Book
– Roll to Find the Value (four levels included)
– Matching totals to money (two levels included)
– What’s the Value Money Scoot (three levels included)
– Let’s Go Shopping (two levels included)
– Adding Money Collections
– Race to One Hundred Dollars
– The Value of Words (three levels included)
– Problem Solving strategies for Saving and Spending
– Spend or Save? Game
– In the Wallet? or In the Bank? Deposit and Withdrawal Game
– Word Problems about Deposits and Withdrawals
– Roll it! Make It! Take It! Save it! A saving and spending game
– Goods and Services BINGO
– Producer and Consumer Tic Tac Toe
– Needs and Wants Memory
– Headbandz game for financial literacy vocabulary words

-What is the Magic of Math?
The Magic of Math is a series of math lesson plans and activities that can be used as your math curriculum or as a supplement to the program that you are already using. We provide the daily lesson plans, word problem, mini-lesson, activity, and interactive notebook entries for four weeks at a time. If you don’t have time for it all, that’s okay too! You can just pick and choose the pieces that you want to incorporate into your math block!

-Are these activities repeats from other units you have?
Absolutely NOT! We create all new activities for each Magic of Math unit. They are all unique to this purchase and are not copy/pasted from things we have previously made.

-What is the difference between Magic of Math and other units you have?
Magic of Math is organized as daily lesson plans with everything you need rather than just activities.

It is NOT a collection of worksheets. You will not find any worksheets in this series. Instead we use games, hands-on activities, engaging mini-lessons, and interactive notebooks to build our curriculum. We do try to keep in mind the amount of prep that is involved with the lessons, but some things will need to be printed, cut, and put together to use in your classroom.


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