We’re going to practicing using money to buy things today. The price is $1.75. You’re going to work with your partner to make different combination of the money you have. Each group has a few quarters, a few dimes, and a few nickels.
Teacher was observing two students who picked 4 quarters and don’t know what to do next.
Four quarters is a really good choice to start with. How much does four quarters value?
100 cents, one dollar!
Yes, you’re absolutely right, Rose, that’s the first move. How much more do we need to get to $1.75?
….en…. 75 cents!
Yes, you’re getting close Mary. Can you find other coins to add on to 75 cents?
I like your thinking Rose, you’re so close!
And 5 nickels!
Well done! I really like your combination, thanks for working together. Can you try to make another combination?