In class this week, (May 21, 2016) we learned all about MONEY. This is the homework about money. After the homework, there is a short review about the 4 American coins from class. In the Homework PDF, there are pictures of all 4 of the coins.
A penny is an American coin. It is our money with the smallest value. There are 100 pennies in one dollar ($1). We say it is worth “1 cent”. Sometimes you will see 1¢. A new penny is very shiny, but an old penny becomes brown. It is pretty small. The edge is smooth. There is a building on the back, and a man on the front.
A nickel the next American coin. It is worth 5 cents (5¢), so there are 20 nickels in one dollar ($1). It is thicker and fatter than a penny, and it’s not brown, it looks silver. The edge is smooth too, like the penny. There is a man on the front and a building on the back.
The next coin is the smallest. It is also very thin. It is called a dime. There are ten dimes in one dollar ($1). How much is one dime worth? 10 cents (10¢). The edge is not smooth, it is bumpy. These bumps are called “ridges”. There is a man on the front and a tree, a torch, and a plant on the back.
The biggest coin is called a quarter. It is worth 25 cents (25¢) and there are 4 quarters in 1 dollar ($1). The edge has ridges, just like the dime. There is a man on the front and there can be many things on the back. Most quarters have an eagle on the back.