Lesson: Sorting Coins
Objective: Student will identify the similarities and differences between pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters, and will sort them into like groups.
Materials: An assortment of coins (pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters). 1 piece construction paper. Marker.
1. On the construction paper, draw four large circles.
2. Instruct child to observe the coins, and place one in one of the circles. Ask: "Can you find another one like that one?" and when he does, guide him to put that coin with the first.
3. Continue the process, until all the coins are sorted. Try to keep from telling the child where to put the coins, but instead, ask leading questions to help him think out the problem.