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  • Patricia Scheler

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    February 19, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Counting the Value of Coins

    Unconsciously Incompetent: Students know that coins have value but they only count the number of coins.
    Example: 8 coins: 1 quarter, 3 dimes, 2 nickels, and 2 pennies = 8 cents

    Consciously Incompetent: Students know the value of coins and can add values as long as the total value remains less than $1.00
    Example: 8 coins: 1 quarter, 3 dimes, 2 nickels, and 2 pennies
    25, 35, 45, 55, 60, 65, 66, 67 cents

    Consciously Competent: Students know how to count coin values with totals less than $1.00. They can rearrange the coins to add them in different ways.
    Example: 8 coins: 1 quarter, 2 dimes, 3 nickels, 2 pennies
    25, 35, 45, 50, 55, 60, 61, 62 25, 30, 40, 50, 55, 60, 61, 62
    10, 20, 25, 50, 55, 60, 61, 62

    Unconsciously Competent: Students know how to count coin values with totals less than $1.00 but they don’t know what to do when the value is ore than $1.00

    Consciously Masterful: Students realize that going over $1.00 is the same as going over 100 and can continue to count the value of coins just as they did when the value was less than $1.00
    Example: 9 coins: 3 quarters, 3 dimes, 2 nickels, 1 penny
    25, 50, 75, 85, 95, $1.05, $1.10, $1.15, $1.16