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Learning about coins


Students learn to identify the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and their values.

Big idea

Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters are all coins, but they have different values.

Essential questions

  • How do you recognize different coins?
  • How much is each type of coin worth?


  • Identify four types of U.S. coins
  • Remember and understand the value of each type of coin

What students will do

  • Learn the name and value of a penny, a nickel, a dime, and a quarter.
  • Explore the coins’ features.
  • Practice comparing the coins’ values.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.