Grade 3

Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage them to make a table of the possible coin combinations and their value.

Carlos has 4 coins. Their value is an odd number. What coins might Carlos have?

- Carlos could not have four of the same coin.
- He might have 3 dimes and 1 penny.
- He could not have 3 nickels and 1 penny.
- He might have 2 quarters, 1 dime, and 1 penny.
- He might have 2 quarters, 1 dime, and 1 nickel.
- There are 13 possible combinations Carlos might have. The table shows some possibilities:

Quarters | Dimes | Nickels | Pennies | Value |

3 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 85¢ |

1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 41¢ |

0 | 3 | 1 | 0 | 35¢ |

0 | 1 | 0 | 3 | 13¢ |

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