# 366: Video Acquisition Project (Counting Coins)

Good morning class! Today we will be

learning about coins. We will learn the value of each coin and we will even

learn how to add multiple of the same coins together. So, what are coins? Have

you ever bought something with coins? What about your parents?

Have you ever seen coins? I’m sure you have. Coins are a form of money. We use

coins to pay for things. I am sure you have seen dollar bills. We use those to

pay for things too but usually we use coins to pay for smaller things. Let’s

begin! Today we will be going over four important coins that we use in the U.S.:

Pennies, Nickels, Dimes and Quarters. Let’s go over our first coin. This coin is

worth the smallest amount of money. It is called the penny. The penny is worth 1

cent. Since 1 penny is worth 1 cent, 2 pennies is worth 2 cents. 1 cent, 2

cents. It’s question time! How many cents are 3 pennies

worth? Take a few moments to brainstorm… 3 pennies are worth 3 cents

remember every penny is worth 1 cent so 3 pennies is worth 3 cents. 1

cent, 2 cents, 3 cents. Let’s go over the next coin, the nickel.

The nickel is worth 5 cents. Since 5 pennies make up 5 cents, you could say

that 5 pennies equals 1 nickel because remember, 1 nickel equals 5 cents. If

1 nickel equals 5 cents, then 2 nickels equals 10 cents. See how

I did that? I added 5 cents plus another 5 cents to

get 10 cents, or two nickels: 5 cents plus five cents equals ten cents. So 2

nickels equal 10 cents. It’s question time again! How many cents are 3 nickels

worth? Take a few minutes to brainstorm… 3 nickels equals 15 cents.

See how I figured that out? I counted 5 for every single nickel: 5, 10, and 15 so 3 nickels equals 15 cents. Let’s

go over a next coin, the dime. The dime is worth 10 cents. If one dime equals 10 cents, 2 dimes

equals 20 cents. See how I did that? 10 cents plus 10 cents equals 20 cents.

Each dime is worth 10 cents, so if I count by tens using my dimes, I will

find out the value of my coins, 10 cents plus another 10 cents equals 20 cents. It’s question time again! How many cents

is five dimes worth? Take a few seconds to brainstorm… Five dimes is worth 50

cents. See how I did that? I counted 10 for every dime 10, 20, 30, 40,

50. 5 dimes is worth 50 cents: 10, 20, 30, 40. 50. It’s question time again! How many

nickels equal one dime? Take a few seconds to brainstorm… 2 nickels equals

1 dime because 2 nickels equals 10 cents and 1 dime equals 10 cents. Let’s go over our last coin, the quarter.

One quarter equals twenty five cents. If 1 quarter equals 25 cents, 2

quarters equals 50 cents. To find that out, I counted 25 for each quarter: 25, 50.

Because 25 plus 25 equals 50 so 2 quarters equals 50 cents. It’s question

time again! If 1 quarter equals 25 cents, how many cents is 4

quarters? Take some time to think… 4 quarters is 100 cents. See how I got that?

If 1 quarter is 25 cents, that means 4 quarters is 25, 50 75, 100 cents. You count 25 for

every single quarter, you get 25 cents. Let’s see how much you remember! How many

cents is in 1 penny? How many cents is in 1 nickel? How many cents is in 1

dime? How many cents is in 1 quarter? Thank you so much for working, everyone!

You did an excellent job! See you in class!