Lesson 19

More Money Problems

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to solve addition and subtraction story problems within 100 in the context of money.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students found the value of sets of coins and solved story problems with cents. Students learned that a dollar is the same as 100 cents.

In this lesson, students revisit the more challenging story problem types in the context of money. This includes Compare problems and two-step problems where the steps are not explicitly stated. In the first activity, students revisit using a tape diagram to make sense of problems and match tape diagrams to story problems. In the second activity, students are invited to solve the problems in the way that makes sense to them. Students recognize that money problems are solved the same as other story problems, but the cent and dollar symbols are included in the answer.

  • Representation
  • MLR7

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Use addition and subtraction to solve one- and two-step story problems.

Student Facing

  • Let’s solve money problems with lots of dollars.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In previous lessons, students learned about tape diagrams and number lines. How did students use diagrams to make sense of problems in today’s lesson? If students did not use diagrams, how did they make sense of the problems?

Suggested Centers

  • Picture Books (K–5), Stage 3: Find Shapes (Addressing)
  • Which One? (K–5), Stage 3: Grade 2 Shapes (Addressing)
  • How Are They the Same? (1–5), Stage 2: Grade 2 Shapes (Addressing)

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