`Estimating and Counting MoneyOmega L. Minor-Clark           R. Nathaniel Dett Elementary School                               2306 W. Maypole                               Chicago IL 60612                               (312)534-7160Objectives:     The purpose of this lesson is to review estimating and rounding to thenearest dollar as well as gain skills and practice in counting money.  Thestudents will define the meaning of estimate and rounding.  The students will gain experience in estimating sums and products.Materials Needed:     Toy cash register, game sheets, identification cards, play money, andJewel Food Store adds. Strategy:          The students will play "Estimate the Cost" - a game similar to tic-tac-toe. At the top of this game sheet are pictures of six different items with the price tags attached.  There are two game boards on the page (Game 1 & 2).  Each board contains nine boxes with various dollar amounts in each.  The students will select two items.  Next they will round the prices to estimate the cost.  The cost will be located on the game board and marked with an X or an O.  Three marks in a line wins.  Next the students will play "Estimate It".  This game follows the same rules, however, there will be four items in each line as opposed to three items in each line in the first game played.  The final game will be "Estimate a Meal".  In this game, the students will be divided into groups of four.  One student will be given a "breakfast" card to wear, another student will be given a "lunch" card to wear, and the third student will be given a "dinner" card to wear.  Another student will wear a "cashier" card.  The students with the "meal" cards will use Jewel Food Store adds to select four to six items for their particular meal.  Next, the students will estimate the cost of their meal (individually), go to the "Cash Machine" and make a withdrawal using play money.  Following this, the students will then go to the Jewel Food Store and make their purchases.  They will be given a total by the "cashier".  At this time the students will pay the cashier using the play money.  The cashier will then give the students their change by counting aloud.  The students will then count the change they received.      The counting of the change is the concluding activity.     Performance Assessment:     The teacher will evaluate the students as they estimate, count money andmake correct change using play money.`