• Lightbulb Students must be able to identify pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters by name and the attributes to recognize these coins such as the president on the coin, the color, size, and texture of each coin, and recognize the design of the head and tails of each of the four coins. In Kindergarten, students are not required to count collections of coins.


  • Look at the coins shown below.
     faces of quarter, nickel, penny, dime
    a)  Cleo needs a dime to buy a piece of candy. Which coin is the dime?
    b)  Mark needs a quarter to buy popcorn at school today. Which coin is the quarter?
    c)  Anthony saw a penny on the ground. Which coin is the penny?
    d)  Petra’s mother gave her a nickel for helping her clear the table. Which coin is the nickel?

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  • K.4 Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to identify coins in order to recognize the need for monetary transactions.
    The student is expected to identify U.S. coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. 


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