1st Grade - Working With Coins

 
     
 
     
 
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1st
Numbers
Working with Coins
Identify and know the value of coins and show different combinations of coins that equal the same value.
Your child will understand that each coin has a name and is worth a specific value. Additionally, he/she will know how to mix and match coins to create equivalent values.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

How much is a quarter worth?

(2)

How much is a dime worth?

(3)

How much is a nickel worth?

(4)

How much is a penny worth?

(5)

How much is a half dollar worth?

Learning Tips

(1)

Explain to your child that when it comes to coins, size does not determine value. Lay out all the different types of coins, including quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies and half dollars. Discuss the value of each and the size relative to each. As your child becomes proficient identifying coin names and values, add in the gold dollar coins for fun. Also, an important point to note is that you should expose your child to all the varieties of coins. For example, in recent years, new versions of the quarter, nickel and dime have been placed into circulation. Make sure your child is familiar with these different varieties of the same coin.

(2)

Keep a piggy bank and ask your child to count the money each time more is added to the bank. Reward him/her by giving a penny for each correct answer.

(3)

Play the “You Pay” game. Every time you go out to eat, let your child pay the check with cash. First, when the bills comes, as your child how much money is needed. When the change comes back, ask your child to count back the change to you.

(4)

As your child becomes proficient with the above game of paying the bill. As him/her to tell in advance how much change should be expected. For example, if the bill is $25.01 and you provide $26.00, your child should be able to tell you that you will receive 99 cents in change before the change comes back to the table.

(5)

Purchase a set of play coins and play store with your child. You can acts as the grocery shopper, and your child can be a store clerk who adds up your bill, and provides change back to you.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Which is worth more: a quarter or a dime?

(2)

Which is worth more: a penny or a nickel?

(3)

Which is worth more: a half dollar or a quarter?

(4)

How do you make 50 cents with the least coins possible?

(5)

How do you make 25 cents with the least coins possible?

(6)

How do you make 10 cents with the least coins possible?

(7)

How do you make 5 cents with the least coins possible?

(8)

How do you make 35 cents with the least coins possible?

(9)

How do you make 75 cents with the least coins possible?

(10)

Make 51 cents using any coin combination.

(11)

Make 89 cents using any coin combination.

(12)

Make 25 cents using any coin combination.

(13)

Make 78 cents using any coin combination.

(14)

Make 47 cents using any coin combination.

(15)

How much is 2 dimes and 2 pennies?

(16)

How much is 3 quarters and 1 nickel?

(17)

How much is 2 quarters, 1 dime, 1 nickel and 1 penny?

(18)

How much is 1 quarter, 3 dimes, 2 nickels and 5 pennies?

(19)

What 1 coin can you exchange for 10 pennies?

(20)

What 1 coin can you exchange 5 nickels?

(21)

What 1 coin can you exchange for 5 pennies?

(22)

Make 35 cents using only 2 coins.

(23)

Make 80 cents using 5 coins.

(24)

Make 43 cents using 6 coins.

(25)

Make 90 cents using 10 coins.

 

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