Lesson 20

Center Day 4 (optional)

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare the value of coin collections and work with shapes.

Lesson Narrative

This lesson is optional because it is an opportunity for extra practice that not all classes may need. In Activity 1, students learn the first stage of the Would You Rather? center. In this stage of the new center, students practice identifying coins and comparing the value of coin collections. In Activity 2, students choose to continue working on Would you Rather?, or choose between two previously introduced centers focused on shapes.

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Describe shapes using defining attributes.
  • Find and compare the value of coin collections.
  • Recognize and describe shapes seen in picture books.

Student Facing

  • Let’s compare coin collections and work with shapes.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Would You Rather Stage 1 Spinner
  • Would You Rather Stage 1 Recording Sheet

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

Gather materials from:

  • Would You Rather?, Stage 1
  • Picture Books, Stage 3
  • How Are They the Same?, Stage 2

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What did you learn about your students’ understanding of place value and strategies for addition and subtraction as they solved problems with money in this section? How can you leverage and advance student thinking as they add and subtract within 1,000 in the next unit?

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