Activity

Grade
4

Same & Different: Comparing Coins

Look at the two pictures. What do you notice?

A. shows $0.05 in pennies. 5 pennies are arranged 2, 1, 2, like the dots on a domino or die. B. shows $0.50 in dimes. 5 dimes are arranged 2, 1, 2, like the dots on a domino or die.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Make a third picture that shows money and its value. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.