 # The Value of Coins Dr. Beth McCulloch Vinson Athens State University PT3 Grant Funding, Summer 2000.

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The Value of Coins Dr. Beth McCulloch Vinson Athens State University PT3 Grant Funding, Summer 2000

Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters A penny is worth 1 cent. A nickel is worth 5 cents. A dime is worth 10 cents. A quarter is worth 25 cents.

Penny A penny is worth one cent. It is the coin that is worth the least amount.

Nickel The nickel is worth 5 cents.

Nickel It takes five pennies to equal one nickel. =

Nickel Count the pennies. 12345 = 5 cents

Dime A dime is worth ten cents. Ten pennies equal one dime. Two nickels also equal one dime. Or a nickel and five pennies equal one dime.

Dime A dime is worth ten pennies. =

Dime Count the pennies. 1 2 34 5 67 89 10 = 10 cents

Dime Two nickels also equal one dime. =

Dime Count the nickels. 10 5 = 10 cents

Dime Or a nickel and five pennies equal one dime. =

Dime Count the nickel and pennies. 5 67 89 10 = 10 cents

Quarter A quarter is worth 25 cents. There are several coin combinations that equal a quarter.

Quarter It takes 25 pennies to equal a quarter. =

Quarter One dime and 15 pennies equal a quarter. =

Quarter Start counting at “10” with the dime and count the next penny “11” until you get to “25”. =

Quarter One dime, 1 nickel, and 10 pennies equal a quarter. =

Quarter Count “10” for the dime, “15” when you get to the nickel, “16” when you get to the penny and so on until you reach “25”. =

Quarter One dime, 2 nickels, and 5 pennies equal a quarter. =

Quarter Count the dime as “ten” and the two nickels as “fifteen, twenty”. When you get to the pennies say “twenty-one”, etc. =

Quarter One dime and 3 nickels equal a quarter. =

Quarter Count the dime and nickels. 1520 10 25 = 25 cents

Quarter Two dimes and 1 nickel equal a quarter. = The two dimes and a nickel look a little like Mickey Mouse. The two dimes make the ears and the nickel forms the shape of the head.

Quarter Count the dimes and nickel. 1020 25 = 25 cents

A Project Developed for Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) By Dr. Beth McCulloch Vinson Athens State University, School of Education http://www.athens.edu/vinsobm

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