Searching for Dollars. By: Dara Gramling Heather Hansard Lori Webber Faron Wiseman.
Searching for Dollars
Sarah goes to her room and empties her
piggy bank to get the coins. She counted her coins, and she had twenty-eight quarters, ten dimes, twenty nickels and forty-eight pennies. She places money in a bag and takes it to the store.
The clerk tells her that they are
short on dollar bills and have too
many coins. She asks Sarah to
come back with dollar bills instead
of coins. Sarah’s mom does not
have the bills to help Sarah pay
with dollars. They go home to see
if dad has bills to trade for
Sarah’s dad says she needs to group her coins into one dollar amounts because he doesn’t have time to help her count the coins. Sarah goes into her room and begins to group her coins, but she needs some help. She calls her friend Ginny, and she asks her for some advice. Ginny tells her to put together groups of four quarters.
Sarah found that she had seven dollars in
Is Sarah correct???????
Muhammad tells her that ten
dimes make one dollar.
Sarah tells Muhammad that
she has ten dimes. Are
they on the right
Yes, they are because ten dimes equals
one dollar. Now Sarah has only nickels
and pennies left. She calls Suzie and tells
her what coins she has left. Suzie tells her
that 15 nickels make one dollar, but when
She counted her nickels by fives to check
She only had $.75. How many nickels
does it take to make one
It takes twenty nickels to make one dollar,
so Sarah has one dollar in nickels. If she
adds that dollar to what she already has, she will
have a total of nine dollars. Help Sarah double
check this addition by writing a math equation.
Does your equation look like Sarah’s??
$7.00 + $1.00 + $1.00 = $9.00
Is $9.00 enough for Sarah to buy Johnny’s birthday present? No. She still has pennies, so let’s see if she has enough to buy the car.
Sarah counted forty-eight pennies from her piggy bank. If we put this with the $9.00 that she already has, will she have enough to buy the present??
$9.00 + $0.48 = $9.48
Now that Sarah has grouped all of her coins,
she can go to her dad with her nine groups
of one dollar and trade for dollar bills. She
now has enough money to buy the birthday
present for Johnny. She and her mom head
back to the store with her nine dollar bills
and forty-eight pennies.
Thanks for all of your help!!
Johnny loved his General Lee car and Sarah had a blast at the party.