Money Lesson Plans up to $5


Want to save time planning your money unit and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Money Lesson Plans up to $5 come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Money Lesson Plans up to $5 (Math SOL 3.NS.4)

Are you looking for no-prep money lessons and activities? Look no further! These Money Lesson Plans Up to $5 provide everything you need to teach how to count coins and bills, compare money amounts, and make change. Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

5 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Determine the value of a collection of coins and bills whose total value is $5.00 or less.
  • Construct a set of bills and coins to total a given amount of money whose value is $5.00 or less.
  • Compare the values of two sets of coins or two sets of coins and bills, up to $5.00, using the terms greater than, less than, and equal to.
  • Make change from $5.00 or less.

What comes in these Money Lesson Plans?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 5 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 18 Worksheets
  • 8 Task Cards
  • 6 Games
  • 5 Exit Tickets
  • 2 Anchor Charts
  • Quiz
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, the quiz, and the test within these Money Lesson Plans are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Money Lesson Plans Up to $5 are specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 3.NS.4 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to counting and comparing money and making change.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Money Lesson Plans require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about money as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate money to real-world examples.


More Math Resources:

Looking for math lessons for the entire school year? This unit is included in my 3rd Grade Math Lessons Bundle at a discounted price.


Other Information:

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