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The ideas in this place value lesson are taken from the place value ebook that I sell at MathMammoth.com. Only a few examples of each problem type are shown; you should make more problems of each kind for the student.


Money - counting dimes, nickels, and cents
Free lesson plan from the ebook Place Value 1

This coin is called 
one cent or one penny.
We write 1 c or 1¢.
This coin is called one dime.
It is worth ten cents - 10c.

    Here you see two dimes - 10 cents and 10 cents -
and four pennies. Total 24 cents. 

Example exercises
(You should make more of each kind)

1. How much money?  Write down the amount in cents.

a.  
c.  
d.  
f.  

2.  Use real money, or draw gray circles with "10" for dimes and orange circles with "1" for pennies.

a.  62¢ c. 24¢
d. 77¢ f. 30¢


This coin is called one nickel.
It is worth five cents, or 5¢
  = 6¢
  = 8¢
Whenever you have five or more individual cents 
(besides whole tens), use the nickel.

 Here you see three dimes - worth 30 cents -
one nickel (5¢) and three pennies. Total 38 cents. 

 
3. How much money?  Write down the amount in cents.

a.  
c.  
d.  
f.  

 
4.  Draw one nickel more - how much money now?

a.  
c.  
d.  
f.  

5.  Use either real money, or draw gray circles with "10" for dimes, gray circles with "5" for nickels, and orange circles with "1" for pennies.

a.  25¢

 

 

 

c. 14¢
g. 61¢

 

 

 

i. 27¢

 
6.  You have some, but what if you add some more?  Use real money or draw pictures to help.

a.

10¢ + 10¢ =   
11¢ + 10¢ =
13¢ + 10¢ =
15¢ + 10¢ =
16¢ + 10¢ =

c.

40¢ + 20¢ =   
53¢ + 10¢ =
55¢ + 5¢ =
56¢ + 20¢ =
58¢ + 30¢ =

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