Sura Kucukbey Sura Kucukbey

Coins and counting
Grade2 level


In this lesson, students will learn about coins (euro) and practice counting through coins.


Abc Ball
Abc Euro Coins Picture
Abc "How much money is in my jar?" Handout
Abc "Addition with Money" Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of currency (euros) in the context of coins and counting

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of how much in the context of coins and counting


Ice Breaking Session (5-5 minutes) • To warm up students and get to know each other

If the classroom is suitable, T wants students to sit in a circle. T introduces herself and takes off the ball. Explains what to do. First, she introduces herself with the basic sentences (my name is Sura, I am 26 years old, etc). Later she throws the ball to students. In that way, T knows students' names and understands their level of English.

Warmer/Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

If T has enough time, Play Bom game with numbers (Ss won't count the numbers 5,10,15, etc, instead, they will replace them with "BOM"). After the game, T introduces euros (currency) through real money. Later, T shows the first material, the picture of coins.

Useful Language (15-15 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T gives the handout to each student. "How much money is in my jar?" T gives clear instruction. First, they calculate how much money in each jar. Next page, they make the following totals in the money jars by cutting out the coins on the next page. After they finish, they will check in pairs. T gives answers.

Productive Task(s) (15-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T divides students into 2 groups. Find the total cost of the items below. Use the SPACE to show your work. Each student from each group should do the adding one by one. They can say "pass" if they struggle.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T gives the answers and explains if it is needed.

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