Making Change

  My sister is a good softball player. I go to all her games. 

I like to help in the concession stand while she plays ball.

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I like selling the food, but I have trouble making change when someone buys something.

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I bet if you help me, I can learn to make change. Will you  help me?      

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This is a penny.  Count by 1s.

A penny is $0.01.  Count by 1s.

This is a nickel.  Count by 5s.

A nickel is $0.05.  Count by 5s.

This is a dime.  Count by 10s.

A dime is $0.10. Count by 10s.

This is a quarter.  Count by 25s.

A quarter is $0.25.  Count by 25s.
Always give change in the fewest number of coins that you can.

Give 1 nickel, not 5 pennies.

Give 1 quarter, not 5 nickels or 2 dimes and a nickel or 25 pennies.

Give 1 dime, not 10 pennies or 2 nickels.
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My mom bought a drink to go with her fries.  The drink costs $0.35.  She gave me $0.50.  How much change will she get?
Hold the mouse arrow over each coin. A message will help us find the change.  Always start on the left.
A penny is not part of the change.  Don't click the penny. Yes!  $0.35 and a nickel makes $0.40.  Click on the nickel. No, you only need one nickel in this change.  Don't click on this nickel. Yes! Start counting with $0.35.  The nickel makes $0.40.  This dime makes $0.50.  Click on this dime.
Only one dime is part of the change.  Do not click this dime. A quarter is not part of this change.  Do not click the quarter. A quarter is not part of this change.  Do not click the quarter.
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A man bought some candy for $0.10. He gave me a quarter.
What is his change?

Click on the coins below that make the correct change.
  Start with $0.10 and count up to $0.25 as you click the coins.
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.

No, a penny is not part of the change.  Do not click this penny.  This nickel is part of the change.  Start counting with $0.10.  This nickel makes $0.15.  Click this nickel. This dime is part of the change.  Start counting with $0.10.  The nickel makes $0.15.   This dime makes $0.25.  Click the dime. This quarter is not part of the change.  Do not click this quarter.

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A boy bought some gum for $0.12. He gave me a quarter. What is his change?
Start counting at $0.12.  As you click a coin, count up until you reach $0.25.  Which coins make the change?
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.
This penny is part of the change.  Click this penny. We need this penny too.  Click this penny. This penny is part of the change too.  Click it. A nickel is not part of the change.  Do not click this nickel. A nickel is not part of the change.  Do not click the nickel.
A nickel is not part of the change.  Do not click this nickel. Click this dime.  It is part of the change. Only one dime is needed in this change.  Do not click this dime. A quarter is not part of this change.  Do not click this quarter. Do not click this quarter.  It is not part of the change.
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My mom bought a hotdog for $.45. She gave me a dollar. What is her change?

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Start counting at $0.45.  As you click a coin, count up until you reach $1.00.  Which coins make the change?
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.
No this penny is not part of the change.  Don't click this penny Click this nickel.  It is part of the change. No dimes are needed to make this change.  Do not click the dimes. This quarter is part of the change. Click this quarter.
No pennies are needed to make this change.  Do not click the pennies. Only one nickel is part of this change.  Don't click on this one. No dimes are needed to make this change.  Don't click any dimes. This quarter is part of the change. Click this quarter.

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I bought some popcorn for $ 0.25. I only have a dollar bill. What is my change? 

Start counting at $0.25.  As you click a coin, count up until you reach $1.00.  Which coins make the change?
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.

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A penny is NOT part of this change. No nickels are needed. No nickels are needed. No dimes are needed to make this change. No dimes are needed to make this change.
Don't use this dime to make change. A quarter is needed.  Click this quarter. This quarter is needed too.  Click it. Click this quarter too.  It is part of the change.  

 

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A coach bought some gum for the whole team. He gave me a dollar for $.70 worth of gum. What is his change?  You can do it without help now. FD01156_.WMF (1020 bytes)
Start counting at $0.70.  As you click a coin, count up until you reach $1.00.  Which coins make the change?
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.


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A little girl bought some pizza for $1.15. She gave me $2.00. What is her change? FD01017_.WMF (3124 bytes)
Start counting at $1.15.  As you click a coin, count up until you reach $2.00.  Which coins make the change?
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.
 

 

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My friend and his dad bought an ice cream bar for $0.37. They gave me 2 quarters. What is their change?

Start counting at $0.37.  As you click a coin, count up until you reach $0.50.  Which coins make the change?
Remember to use the fewest number of coins that you can.

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You are really good at counting change.
Let’s spend some change to buy some popcorn.
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