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Pocket Change

Directions: You have $1.00 in your pocket. You only have pennies, nickels, and dimes. You don’t have any quarters or other coins. What coins are in your pocket?



Modifications: Provide coin manipulatives to make the problem more concrete.

Question/Hint: Have you tried drawing the coin possibilities?



Solutions may vary (e.g. 5 dimes, 9 nickels, and 5 pennies).

Source: Andrew Gael

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