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How to Count Money

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Pennies

Pennies = 1 cent

5 Pennies = 1 nickel

10 Pennies = 1 dime

25 Pennies = 1 quarter

100 Pennies = 1 dollar

Nickel

1 Nickel = 5 pennies

2 Nickels = 1 dime

5 Nickels = 1 quarter

20 Nickels = 1 dollar

 

 

Dime

1 Dime = 10 pennies

10 Dimes = 1 dollar

Quarter

1 Quarter = 25 pennies

4 Quarters = 1 dollar

 

 

Have your parents put 4 tubs on the table.  Put one of each coin in each tub.  Take a large pile of coins and sort them into tubs.  This will help your child understand a little better what each coin looks like.

Place coins on a table in order of size. Then, move coins around so they're placed in order of value. To show coin value count out the number of pennies that goes with each coin and place the piles of coins next to one another. This will help them understand that size is not necessarily what value is.

Ask Dr. Susan