Teaching Models

Identify and Compare Coins

Children review names of coins, their attributes, their values, and the cent notation. Building on the idea that a penny's value is one cent, children learn that they can trade coins of the same value: a nickel for five pennies and a dime for ten pennies. As they learn to efficiently count sets of coins, children count the value of the largest coin first and then count on the lesser-valued coins. For example, when counting to find the value of a nickel and three pennies, children learn to count by saying, “5¢, 6¢, 7¢, 8¢.”

Teaching Model: Identify and Compare Coins

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade K