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April 21, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian
After weeks of collecting coins in their Lent boxes, the Sky Class children brought their donations to add to the Lenten collection for World Central Kitchen (WCK).
Shaking the boxes, the children thought about how many coins could be inside? Did all the coins look the same?
Once all the boxes were opened, the children saw the different sizes and colors of coins.
How many of each type do we have?
This spurred the children’s thinking: how they can keep track of the different types of coins while counting?
So… first they sorted them!
This work also helped them learn about the different kinds of money.
After all the coins were sorted into jars, the children began packing them into rolls in preparation for delivery to the bank.
Each roll is for 50 pennies. How can do this accurately?
Step 1: counting out 10 coins on a 10-frame
How many groups of 10 do we need to count out to make 50?
How can we keep track?
Each cup can hold 10 pennies.
If they fill five cups, there will be 50 all together!
Last step: fill a roll with all 50 pennies