Money Word Problems - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Thinking Deeper about Addition and Subtraction—The Unknown Number

In the "Money Word Problems" lesson, designed for Grade 2 students, learners will delve deeper into the concepts of addition and subtraction through practical applications involving money. This lesson, nestled within the broader chapter on "Thinking Deeper about Addition and Subtraction—The Unknown Number" and the unit on "Applications in Operations Within 1000," offers a rich blend of activities tailored to enhance students' numerical fluency and real-life problem-solving skills.

Students will start their journey by engaging with the Counting Coins Worksheet, which will solidify their understanding of different coin values and how they can be combined to form specific amounts. This foundational skill is critical as it lays the groundwork for more complex calculations.

Building on this, they will tackle Money Word Problems, where they will apply their knowledge to solve everyday scenarios involving money. This activity not only reinforces their mathematical operations but also teaches them the importance of money management—a skill they will use throughout their lives.

The Pet Shop and The Baker versus the Butcher Worksheets will immerse students in fun, thematic scenarios where they must use addition and subtraction to navigate transactions and comparisons, enhancing their analytical thinking.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 1000
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1st
3:00 min
Counting Coins Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
4:00 min
Money Word Problems
video
3rd
3:00 min
Pet Shop Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
The Baker versus the Butcher Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Length and Money Word Problems
Quiz
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• Activity 1 / Counting Coins Worksheet

Your child will be tasked with the challenge of spending a sum of money using the least amount of coins with this counting coins worksheet for 2nd grade!
Kids need to know their coins and count them well. Teach your child this important life skill using this vibrant and fun bakery-themed worksheet!

• Activity 3 / Pet Shop Worksheet

Learning to count and manage money is one of life’s most important skills.
Help your child gain important math practice while they learn to count money and solve how much they need for each pet shop purchase with this colorful worksheet: counting money.

• Activity 4 / The Baker versus the Butcher Worksheet

What is in the baker’s shop? No doubt your kids look forward to trips to the baker’s shop, with all the delicious and sweet smelling treats available there. What about the butcher? Although his shop is not as sweet smelling, you can get some really delicious food from the butcher. These two make sales everyday and make some money. With this worksheet, your kids will be able to tell who made more money than the other at the end of the day. Help your kids draw a line to the worker who made the most amount of money in this tracing sheet.

• Activity 5 / Length and Money Word Problems - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to solve length and money word problems.