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There are eleven sets of money worksheets:

- Counting Pennies
- Counting Nickels
- Counting Dimes
- Counting Quarters
- Counting Half Dollars
- Counting Nickels, Pennies
- Counting Dimes, Pennies
- Counting Dimes, Nickels, Pennies
- Counting Quarters, Dimes, Nickels, Pennies
- Value of Coins (Coins given in words)
- Money Word Problems

In these free math worksheets, students learn to count dimes, nickels & pennies and convert to cents.

**How to count dimes, nickels & pennies?**

Counting dimes, nickels, and pennies involves recognizing the value of each coin and understanding how to combine them to represent different amounts. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to teach counting these three types of coins:

**Introduction to Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies:**

Start by introducing dimes, nickels, and pennies separately. Show pictures or real examples of each coin. Explain the characteristics of each coin, including their values:

Dime: 10 cents
Nickel: 5 cents
Penny: 1 cent

**Counting by Coin Values:**

Teach students to count by the values of each coin. For example:

Counting by ones for pennies

Counting by fives for nickels

Counting by tens for dimes

**Grouping Coins:**

Introduce the concept of grouping coins. Explain that certain combinations of dimes, nickels, and pennies can make specific amounts. For example:

Two nickels equal 10 cents

Five pennies equal 5 cents

A dime and two pennies equal 12 cents

**Hands-On Activities:**

Provide students with sets of mixed coins (dimes, nickels, and pennies) and encourage them to count and group them. Use hands-on activities like sorting or creating “money towers” with the different coins.

**Counting in Context:**

Create real-life scenarios for counting dimes, nickels, and pennies. For instance, if an item costs a certain amount, ask students to figure out how many of each coin they need to pay for it.

**Counting with Objects:**

Incorporate everyday objects or drawings to create counting scenarios. For example, draw a picture of a toy priced at 27 cents and ask students to use dimes, nickels, and pennies to reach that amount.

**Simple Addition and Subtraction:**

Introduce simple addition and subtraction using dimes, nickels, and pennies. For example, “If you have three dimes, two nickels, and four pennies, how much money do you have?”

**Play Games:**

Create coin-counting games specifically focusing on dimes, nickels, and pennies. Games like “Coin Sorting Races” or “Shopping with Coins” can make learning fun.

**Counting with Songs:**

Use counting songs or rhymes that involve dimes, nickels, and pennies. Create catchy tunes or actions to engage students in the learning process.

**Reinforcement:**

Provide positive reinforcement and praise when students successfully count these coins or solve counting problems involving them.

**Review and Practice:**

Regularly review and practice counting dimes, nickels, and pennies to reinforce the concept. Use diverse activities to maintain engagement.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to count dimes, nickels & pennies.

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Counting Dimes, Nickels, & Pennies Worksheet #1

(Answers on the second page.)

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Count & Convert Coins (eg. 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 penny = ___ cents)

Money Word Problems

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