Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters. They are different sizes, and they are different fractions of a dollar. You will learn about fractions and finance with money games and an interactive fraction quiz!
When writing amounts of money, two forms can be used: cents and dollars.
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Discuss with a parent or teacher the name and value of each coin below:
Now that you have discussed the name and value of each coin, let’s look at what “fraction of a dollar” each coin is. Think about how many parts equal a whole. In this case, the parts are the coins and the whole is the dollar:
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Discuss with a parent or teacher:How many pennies equal a dollar?How many nickels equal a dollar?How many dimes equal a dollar?How many quarters equal a dollar?
Now use the table above to work through the examples below:
ExampleA penny is what fraction of a dollar?
Since 100 pennies equals one dollar, then one penny is 1/100 of a dollar.
ExampleA dime is what fraction of a dollar?
Since ten dimes equals one dollar, then one dime is 1/10 of a dollar.
ExampleThree quarters are what fraction of a dollar?
Four quarters equal a dollar, so each quarter is ¼ of a dollar. Three quarters would be ¼ + ¼ + ¼ , or ¾ of a dollar.
Watch this short explanation on Fractions of a Dollar (Quarters):
Discuss with a parent or teacher how many quarters would make a dollar.
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Now, you will move on to the Got It? section to complete interactive practice with fractions of a dollar.