Grade 1

Share the Headline Story with the class. If children need help coming up with some of the ideas suggested in the sample responses, pose questions such as, “What coins could Jesse have?” or “How much money could he have?”

Jesse has three coins in his pocket. The coins may be pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters.

- Jesse could have 3 pennies which are worth 3¢.
- He could have 2 nickels and 1 penny which makes 11¢.
- If Jessie has 2 quarters and 1 dime, he has 60¢.
- The most money Jesse could have is 75¢.
- He could not have 4¢, 8¢, 9¢, or 13¢.

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