Making Change Lesson

Making Change is a lesson designed to teach students how to mentally compute the correct change that should be returned after a purchase. It explains how to compute change mentally and includes two speed drills (called “Changing Speed”) to reinforce this concept.

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Lesson Description:  Making Change is a lesson designed to teach students how to mentally compute the correct change that should be returned after a purchase. It explains how to compute change mentally and includes two speed drills (called “Changing Speed”) to reinforce this concept.

Math Content:  Mental Math, Decimals, Money

Time Required:  Part of 1 class period or 1 homework assignment

Making Change includes:

• 1 Making Change basics worksheet and 1 basics answer key
• 2 Making Changes speed drills and 2 speed drill answer keys
• 1 Making Change Teacher Tips page

Materials Needed:  None

Suggested Grade Level:  5th – 8th

Teacher Testimonial:  Teaching students mathematics in a practical context, such as calculating the correct change expected after a purchase, will increase the financial literacy and life skills of students. Student number sense will also increase as they mentally calculate the correct change. We have all had experiences with employees incorrectly returning change to us. IT PAYS to be able to calculate correct change mentally!

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“Just what I was looking for! Can’t wait to do this lesson with my students!”

– Elizabeth R., math teacher