Primary Lessons – Teaching Math with Coins

Classroom setting: Grade 3

Student Teacher: Gurdeep Pandher, Host Teacher: Krystal Mckenna

1. Understanding of our Coins

There are 6 types of Canadian Coins:-

  1. Penny (one cent) – 1¢
  2. Nickel (five cents) – 5¢
  3. Dime (10 cents) – 10¢
  4. Quarter (25 cents) – 25¢
  5. Loonie (one dollar) – $1
  6. Toonie (two dollars) – $2

Nowadays, we can say that there are 5 types of Canadian Coins as Penny (one cent) is no longer in production.

What makes a Toonie (Two dollars)?

  • 200 Pennies (or cents)
  • 40 Nickels
  • 20 Dimes
  • 8 Quarters

What makes a Loonie (One dollar)?

  • 100 Pennies (or cents)
  • 20 Nickels
  • 10 Dimes
  • 4 Quarters

What makes a Quarter (25 cents)?

  • 25 Pennies (or cents)
  • 5 Nickels
  • 2 Dimes and 1 Nickel

What makes a Dime (10 cents)?

  • 10 Pennies (or cents)
  • 2 Nickels

What makes a Nickel (5 cents)?

  • 5 Pennies (or cents)

What makes a Penny (one cent)?

  • Nothing makes poor Penny. But penny makes everyone. So, penny takes care of everyone.

2. Now, Math Questions:-

Loonie or One Dollar based Subtractions

  1. How many cents we need to remove (or subtract) from one dollar to make one quarter?
  2. How many cents we should remove from one dollar to make one dime?
  3. How many cents we should remove from one dollar to make one nickel?
  4. How many cents we should remove from one dollar to make one penny?

Toonie or Two Dollars based Subtractions 

  1. How many cents we need to remove (or subtract) from Toonie or Two Dollars to make one quarter?
  2. How many cents we should remove from Toonie or Two Dollars to make one dime?
  3. How many cents we should remove from Toonie or Two Dollars to make one nickel?
  4. How many cents we should remove from Toonie or Two Dollars to make one penny?

Toonie or Two Dollars based additions 

  1. How many dollars we need to make two dollars?
  2. How many quarters we need to make two dollars?
  3. How many dimes we need to make two dollars?
  4. How many nickels we need to make two dollars?
  5. How many pennies we need to make two dollars?

Toonie or Two Dollars based multiplications

  1. One Penny times how many to make two dollars?
  2. One Nickel times how many to make two dollars?
  3. Dime (10 cents) times how many to make two dollars?
  4. Quarter (25 cents) times how many to make two dollars?
  5. Loonie (one dollar) times how many to make two dollars?

Loonie or One Dollar based multiplications

  1. One Penny times how many to make Loonie or One Dollar?
  2. One Nickel times how many to make Loonie or One Dollar?
  3. Dime (10 cents) times how many to make Loonie or One Dollar?
  4. Quarter (25 cents) times how many to make Loonie or One Dollar?

3. Coin Math Continues, but with Trading at Your Bank:-

  1. If you need one dollar coin from the bank, how many cents you give them?
  2. If you need one dollar coin from the bank, how many Nickels (five cents) you give them?
  3. If you need one dollar coin from the bank, how many Dimes (10 cents) you give them?
  4. If you need one dollar coin from the bank, how many Quarters (25 cents) you give them?
  5. If you need one dollar coin from the bank, how many cents you give them

 

 

 

 

 

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