Kansas State Fair
2nd Grade Math
Students to understanding and practice of solving word problems involving money. State Standards for Math 2.MD.8: Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarter, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately.
Materials: Paper and pencil.
Visit a concession stand and answer the questions below using their menu and prices.
During your Kansas State Fair field trip, visit any concession stand and look over their menu and prices. After brief review and discussion on money facts ask the students to answer the following questions.
1. What is the less expensive item on the menu? How many quarters would it take to purchase this item?
2. What is the most expensive item on the menu? How many dollar bills would it take to purchase this time?
3. Choose two items from the menu. If you were to purchase both item how much dollars and cents would you need?
Domain: Measurement and Data (2.MD.8)
Cluster: Work with time and money
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
List and Define the Key Concepts: word problems, dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, symbols
List and Define the Learning Target: (verb) solve, involving
Bloom’s Thinking Level: Remember Understand Apply Analyze Evaluate Create
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge: Level 3 (Strategic Thinking)
Learning Targets: What are the knowledge, reasoning, performance skills, and products that underpin the standard?
Knowledge Target (Know It): I can identify dollar bills and coins. I can recognize the appropriate monetary symbols.
Reasoning Target (Mental Process – Use It): I can show the appropriate operation needed to solve money word problems.
Performance/Skill Target (Show It): I can model how to solve a word problem involving money.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision.
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.