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





4. Draw one nickel more  how much money now?
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¢ = 
