Dimes and Pennies

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Help your fourth graders make cents out of fractions and decimals with this short word problem. After learning that dimes are one-tenth and pennies one-hundredth of a dollar, students write a fraction and decimal for a given number of coins. Use this resource to supplement your teaching of decimal place value using fractions.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Money naturally lends itself to teaching about fractions and decimals
  • Context allows for multiple approaches to solving the problem
Cons

  • Requires previous knowledge about writing decimals
  • Worksheet only includes a single problem
Common Core