Teaching Math Concepts

The challenge for this week was to  design a short lesson to teach one or more math concepts. I immediately knew I wanted to create something that aligned with the Common Core State Standards for K-12 education. I choose to focus on working with time and money, which aligned with Grade 2 Common Core standard CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.C.8.

I browsed various worksheets and exercises to get some inspiration. There is a wealth of teacher resources on the internet for applying Common Core in the classroom. I came across this free download on Jason’s Online Classroom. The Money I Have, Who Has? game is intended to be printed and played with one or more students. I adapted the game into a short lesson using Articulate Storyline 2. Learners are tasked with helping the main character, Bob, find the thieves who stole money from his piggy bank. They’re given a line-up of three suspects and must identify who has the correct amount of money by identifying the coins presented. They must also identify $ and ¢ signs appropriately.

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