Sample: Coin Code Lesson





Use the following code to decipher the messages about U.S. coins. Commas separate each letter of the message, and dashes separate each word:

A: 1, B: 2, C: 3, D: 4, E: 5, F: 6, G: 7, H: 8, I: 9, J: 10, K: 11, L: 12, M: 13,

N: 14, O: 15, P: 16, Q: 17, R: 18, S: 19, T: 20, U: 21, V: 22, W: 23, X: 24, Y: 25, Z: 26



1. Who is on the penny? 1, 2, 18, 1, 8, 1, 13 --- 12, 9, 14, 3, 15, 12, 14

How many cents are in one penny?


2. Who is on the nickel? 20, 8, 15, 13, 1, 19 --- 10, 5, 6, 6, 5, 18, 19, 15, 14

How many cents are in one nickel?


3. Who is on the dime? 6, 18, 1, 14, 11, 12, 9, 14 --- 18, 15, 15, 19, 5, 22, 5, 12, 20

How many cents are in one dime?


4. Who is on the quarter? 7, 5, 15, 18, 7, 5 --- 23, 1, 19, 8, 9, 14, 7, 20, 15, 14

How many cents are in one quarter?


5. Who is on the half dollar? 10, 15, 8, 14 --- 11, 5, 14, 14, 5, 4, 25

How many cents are in one half dollar?


6. Who is on the golden dollar? 19, 1, 3, 1, 10, 1, 23, 5, 1

How many cents are in one dollar?


7. How many pennies are in one nickel?

How many pennies are in one dime?


8. How many nickels are in one dime?

How many nickels are in one quarter?


9. How many dimes are in one dollar?

How many quarters are in one dollar?


10. Write or draw three different ways to make fifty cents.




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