Counting Coins — Let's Practice!
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Counting Coins – Introduction
Get ready because today we're going to practice counting coins! Counting coins helps us understand the value of money and improve our math skills. Ready? Let's go!
What Does it Mean to Count Coins?
Counting coins means adding up the value of different coins to find the total amount of money.
Let's start with some fun activities to help us count coins!
Counting Coins – Step by Step
We'll calculate the total value of different sets of coins, it is important that you identify the value of coins accurately. Notice the patterns as we add the values of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
Example 1: Counting Mixed Coins
Let's start by calculating the total value of these coins.
Coins:
 Two quarters (25 cents each)
 Three dimes (10 cents each)
 One nickel (5 cents)
 Three pennies (1 cent each)
Calculation:
 Quarters: 25 + 25 = 50 cents
 Dimes: 10 + 10 + 10 = 30 cents
 Nickel: 5 cents
 Pennies: 1 + 1 + 1 = 3 cents
Total Value:
 50 + 30 + 5 + 3 = 88 cents
Did you also get 88 cents? Great job!
Example 2: Counting More Coins
Let's tackle the next problem! What total do these coins represent?
Coins:
 Four quarters (25 cents each)
 One dime (10 cents)
 Two nickels (5 cents each)
 Five pennies (1 cent each)
Calculation:
 Quarters: 25 + 25 + 25 + 25 = 100 cents
 Dime: 10 cents
 Nickels: 5 + 5 = 10 cents
 Pennies: 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 5 cents
Total Value:
 100 + 10 + 10 + 5 = 125 cents or $1.25
Did you also get $1.25? Awesome!
Example 3: Counting Even More Coins
Let's tackle one last problem! What total do these coins represent?
Coins:
 Three quarters (25 cents each)
 Three dimes (10 cents each)
 Four nickels (5 cents each)
 Two pennies (1 cent each)
Calculation:
 Quarters: 25 + 25 + 25 = 75 cents
 Dimes: 10 + 10 + 10 = 30 cents
 Nickels: 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 20 cents
 Pennies: 1 + 1 = 2 cents
Total Value:
 75 + 30 + 20 + 2 = 127 cents or $1.27
Did you also get $1.27? Fantastic!
Counting Coins – Practice
Now, let's practice counting coins with some more examples.
Counting Coins – Spot the Missing Amounts
Counting Coins – Summary
Key Learnings from this Text:
 Counting coins means adding up the value of different coins to find the total amount of money.
 Use visuals like a coin chart to help see the patterns in counting coins.
 Practice counting slowly first, then try doing it faster with different sets of coins.
Keep practicing counting coins to become a math whiz! Check out more fun activities and exercises on our website, such as adding coins, learn more about the dollar, or making change.
Counting Coins – Frequently Asked Questions
Transcript Counting Coins — Let's Practice!
Razzi says get these items ready, because today we're going to practice counting coins! It's time to begin! Let's calculate the total value of these coins shown! Pause the video to work on the problem, and press play when you are ready to see the solution! There are two quarters which are twentyfive cents each, three dimes which are ten cents each, one nickel which is five cents, and three pennies which are one cent each. The total value is eightyeight cents! Did you also get this? Let's tackle the next problem! What total do these coins represent? Pause the video to work on the problem, and press play when you are ready to see the solution! There are four quarters which are twentyfive cents each, one dime which is ten cents, two nickels which are five cents each, and five pennies which are one cent each. The total value is one hundred twenty fives cents or one dollar and twentyfive cents. Did you also get this? Let's tackle one last problem! What total do these coins represent? Pause the video to work on the problem, and press play when you are ready to see the solution! There are three quarters which are twentyfive cents each, three dimes which are ten cents each, four nickels which are five cents each, and two pennies which are one cent each. The total value is one hundred and twentyseven cents or one dollar and twentyseven cents! Did you also get this? Razzi had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!
Counting Coins — Let's Practice! exercise

Find the name and value of each coin.
HintsA penny is copper colored.
Look at the picture to find the value of each coin.
A nickel, dime, and quarter are all silver colored. Of the silver coins, a dime is the smallest, a nickel is the middle size, and the quarter is the largest.
SolutionHere are the coins in value from least to greatest:
 A penny is worth 1¢.
 A nickel is worth 5¢.
 A dime is worth 10¢.
 A quarter is worth 25¢.

Count the total value of a group of coins.
HintsThe coins are in order from greatest to least value! Count the quarters first, then the dimes, then the nickels, and finally the pennies.
Use this chart to help you remember the value of each coin.
Start by counting the two quarters. They are each worth 25¢. So, 25¢ + 25¢ = 50¢. Now, add up the value of the rest of the coins.
It is helpful to write down the value of each coin on a piece of paper, then add them all together.
SolutionWhen you count coins, begin with the greatest value coin:
 Two quarters are worth 25¢ + 25¢, which equals 50¢.
 A dime is worth 10¢, so when we add that to the quarters, 50¢ + 10¢ = 60¢.
 Two nickels are worth 5¢ + 5¢, which equals 10¢. So when we add 10¢ to the 60¢ from the quarters and dimes, 60¢ + 10¢ = 70¢.
 Finally, count up 1¢ for each of the three pennies: 71¢, 72¢, 73¢.

Find the value of a group of coins.
HintsGet out a piece of paper and a pencil. Write down the value of each coin you see in the group. Then, add them all together to find that group's total value.
Remember, 100¢ is the same thing as $1.00. If you have over 100¢, you can write the value using cents or dollars.
Did you forget the value of each coin? Use the chart to help you.
SolutionHere are the total values of each group of coins:
 The group with 3 quarters, 4 dimes, 2 nickels, and 1 penny is worth 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ = 126¢ or $1.26.
 The group with 4 quarters, 3 dimes, 2 nickels, and 3 pennies is worth 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ = 143¢ or $1.43.
 The group with 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies is worth 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ = 119¢ or $1.19.
 The group with 5 quarters, 4 dimes, 1 nickel, and 2 pennies is worth 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ = 172¢ or $1.72.
 There are no groups of coins worth 162¢ or $1.62.

Count and order the groups of coins.
HintsWhen counting coins, count the greatest value coins first: quarters, dimes, nickels, and then pennies.
Get a pencil and paper! Write the value of each coin down and add them together.
Did you forget the value of the coins? Take a look at this chart to help.
SolutionAfter adding to find the total value of coins in each group, the groups should have been arranged from least to greatest in the order shown in the image.
 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 1 nickel, and 9 pennies = 94¢
 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 4 nickels, and 3 pennies = 118¢ or $1.18
 4 quarters, 2 dimes, 2 nickels, and 5 pennies = 135¢ or $1.35
 5 quarters, 4 dimes, 2 nickels, and 7 pennies = 182¢ or $1.82

Count a group of mixed coins.
HintsThe coins are in order from the greatest to the least value. There are 2 correct answers.
These are quarters. They are each worth 25¢.
These are dimes. They are each worth 10¢.
These are nickels. They are each worth 5¢.
These are pennies. They are each worth 1¢.
SolutionBoth options A and D have a total value of 107¢ or $\$1.07$. Option B has a value of 117¢ or $\$1.17$ and option C has a value of 95¢.

Can you find the coins with the same value?
HintsRemember, when you have 100¢, that equals $1.00.
Count like coins together. Write down the value of each quarter, dime, nickel, and penny. Then, add them together.
Try adding up the coins in your head. First add the largest value coins, twentyfive for each quarter, then add on ten for each dime, add on five for each nickel, and add on one for each penny.
SolutionThe total value of Razzi's coins is 153¢ or $1.53¢. Options A, B, and C also total 153¢ or $1.53:
 Option A: 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ = 153¢ or $1.53.
 Option B: 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ = 153¢ or $1.53.
 Option C: 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 25¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 5¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ + 1¢ = 153¢ or $1.53.
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