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Introduction

Do you use money? Perhaps, you use money to buy lunch, ice cream, toys, or video games. A dime is a US coin. It is worth 10 cents.

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Task

We are going to explore dimes in more detail and answer the following questions:

  • What does the dime look like?
  • Who is on the dime?
  • How much is the dime worth?
  • How do you add dimes?

You will combine all your dime information to make a dime book.

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Process

What does the dime look like?

  1. Look at a real dime. Use a magnifying glass to look at the dime more closely. What do you see?
  2. Click here to print the dime template.
  3. Add details to the front of your dime.
  4. Add details to the back of your dime.

 

Who is on the dime?

  1. Click on the following links to find out who is on the dime.

    Enchanted Learning
    (http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/money/coins/dime/)

    US Mint
    (http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?fileContents=coinNews/circulatingCoins/10centCoin.cfm)

    White House
    (http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidents/franklindroosevelt.html)


  2. Click here to print the dime facts template.
  3. Record facts about the dime and the president.
  4. Combine pages and staple to make a book.

 

How much is the dime worth?

One dime is worth 10 cents.

 

How do you add dimes?

  1. Let's count by tens.

    10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100...


  2. Now, use dimes to count by tens.

  3. Finally, add the coins on the last page of your dime book and record your answers. Compare your work with a friend to check your answers.

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Conclusion

Congratulations!!! You are now a dime expert.

Test your skills with the DIME ADDING GAME.

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These pages were developed through TeacherTECH, the teacher professional development component of GirlTECH, which is sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) and made possible by support from the National Science Foundation and Rice University.

Copyright © 2006 by Elizabeth Unterreiner
Updated: Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:12 PM
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