Divisibility Organizer



The basic unit of our monetary system is the dollar. The dollar is divisible; that is, it can be divided into smaller amounts, because we have coins that are worth less than a dollar.

1. There are ___ quarters in a dollar. A quarter is worth ___ of a dollar, or ___¢.

2. There are ___ dimes in a dollar. A dime is worth ___ of a dollar, or ___¢.

3. There are ___ nickels in a dollar. A nickel is worth ___ of a dollar, or ___¢.

4. There are ___ pennies in a dollar. A penny is worth ___ of a dollar, or ___¢.


The other nice thing about the dollar is that it is made out of paper, so it is portable. It doesn't weigh much, is small, foldable, and practical to handle, so it's easy to carry around.

5. Using only four quarters, how many different amounts could you make? (Hint: You don't have to use all the quarters.)

6. Using one penny, one nickel, one dime, and one quarter, how many different amounts could you make? (Hint: You don't have to use all the coins each time.)

7. What is the minimum number of coins you would need to make every value from 1¢ to 99¢?

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