Early math review
U.S. coins review
Review the value of U.S. coins, and try some practice problems.
The most commonly used coins in U.S. money are , , , and .
are worth cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a quarter.
are worth cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a dime.
are worth cents. Below is an image of the front and back of a nickel.
are worth cent. Below is an image of the front and back of a penny.
Want to learn more about U.S. coins? Check out this video.
Let's look at an example:
What is the total value of the coins below?
One quarter is cents.
A dime is cents, and there are dimes. Skip count by 's two times from cents:
A nickel is cents, and there are nickels. Skip count by 's two times from cents:
A penny is cent, and there are pennies. Count by 's four times from cents
The total value of the coins is cents.
What is the total value of the coins below?
Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.
Want to join the conversation?
- Why did they decide to call a cent a penny?(10 votes)
- The British pound was not divided into 100 cents like our dollar, but its smallest part was called a penny, and that's why we call our cent a “penny” today. But for more than one, the British called them “pence” while ours are called “pennies.”
According to usmint.gov(20 votes)
- are they actually going to make a 20 dollar bill?(5 votes)
- The 20 dollar bill has been around basically since the existence of the US currency system. Every bill minted since 1861 can still be redeemed. The 20 dollar bill has had Andrew Jackson's face since 1928, before which it had Grover Cleveland's face on it. Some people have asked for a redesign of the bill in recent times, with a woman's portrait, but none of these bills have actually been circulated.(5 votes)
- why is it called a dime?(5 votes)
- The original dimes, minted in the late 1700's, were called dismes (still pronounced like dime, or deem). Disme is an archaic term in French, or another romance language (my memory isn't what it once was) that means 10. Since a dime is 10 cents, the name makes sense, and the dime isn't named after anything but its value. Hope this helped!(6 votes)
- Rip to all non-US people taking this. :")(6 votes)
- what if there was $50.00(3 votes)
- Realistically, if you needed 50 dollars, you would just use a 50 dollar paper bill, or 5 ten dollar bills or 2 20 dollar bills and one 10. It would be very annoying to get 200 quarters or 50,000 pennies to pay 50 dollars.
Note: there are other combinations with paper money you can use, those aren't the only ones.(3 votes)
- when did they think of words who were the first people(4 votes)
- why am i so dum(3 votes)
- Hi SammieS,
Don't worry - nobody's born smart.
Nobody's born smart. We all start at zero. Can't walk, can't talk, certainly can't do algebra. Adding, reading, writing, riding a bike. Nobody's good at anything at first.
There was a time when Einstein couldn't count to 10.
And Shakespeare had to learn his ABCs just like the rest of us.
Thankfully, we were born to learn.
Slowly. Surely. You stumble, slip, crawl, fall and fail and fall.
Frustrating. Confusing. Trying. Struggling.
Until one day, you walk.
One foot in front of the other. One idea on top of the next.
Each wrong answer making your brain a little bit stronger.
Failing is just another word for growing. And you keep going.
This. is. learning.
You just don’t get it, yet. Because the most beautiful, complex concepts in the whole universe
are built on basic ideas that anyone, anywhere can understand.
Whoever you are, wherever you are.
You only have to know one thing:
You can learn anything.
" - Khan Academy
So keep going, and you'll get the hang of it soon!
- This section is very annoying and hard for me because I live Australia and have never seen this kind of money before. Please can you put a setting on this website where you can only do tests with money from your country.(3 votes)
- I'm from Canada and i have never seen the us currency As well but it was kinda hard i guess.(1 vote)
- Why can't they make it more simple to understand?(3 votes)
- The dime is smallest then a penny and nickel but it is greater them penny and a nickel(2 votes)
- In 1792, when the US coin system first came to be, the coins were proportional to their value. All of them were made of precious materials, to reassure people that the abstract form of currency was still rooted in actual value. Over time, the penny and nickel were chosen to be made out of copper and nickel, respectively. Since these are cheaper than silver, the coins' size was increased to maintain that it took 1 cent to make a penny and 5 cents to make a nickel. The dime was made of silver until 1965, so it was smaller by comparison. When the dime got changed most recently, the size wasn't changed so that people wouldn't have to react to a change.(2 votes)