INDIVIDUAL TPACK LESSON
SOL ADDRESSED: 3.8 The student will determine, by counting, the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total value is $5.00 or less, compare the value of the bills and coins, and make change.
TECHNOLOGY: Fake paper bills and plastic coins will be used to compare values and understand making change for values $5 or less. Worksheets where students have to shade in correct change for word problems will be used to check for understanding.
CONTENT: Students must understand the value that each bill and coin holds. Concepts of addition and subtraction will be used when making change.
PEDAGOGY: Students will be taught the values of the bills and coins as a class. Students will then work in small groups or pairs to complete worksheets where they are required to shade in the correct change required for the word problems given.
These work together by allowing students hands on materials for better understanding. The concept of money isn’t something that comes easy to a lot of students, so to have them work in small groups or pairs allows them to check for understanding with a classmate. Students will be more willing to ask another student a question for clarification than raise their hand for independent work.