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Counting Coins
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I traded in a dollar for a shiny penny,
Instead of one coin, the teller gave me many!
He said it was 100. How could I be sure?
“Easy!” said Ruthie. “Counting is the cure!”


Counting Coins

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I counted pennies, "1, 2, 3, 4" to 100, one by one.
"I know more ways to count," said Ruth. "In fact, I know a ton!"
She counted my pennies, "2, 4, 6, 8," up to 100 by 2's.
"Counting this way is great," she said. "You will never lose!"
I counted, "5, 10, 15, 20." Yes, I counted up by 5.
And at 100 pennies, I quickly did arrive.

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Ruthie took back my pennies and counted them by 10 —
"10, 20, 30, 40," up to 100 once again!
So count pennies by 1's, 2's, 5's, or 10's — any way you pick.
It's not hard to remember. There is no special trick!
Count them by yourself, or count them with a friend —
If you have one dollar's worth, you'll reach 100 in the end!

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Max's Challenge

Count by 5's to 100. Then count to 100 by 10's. Which way is faster? You can use the Activity Page to help you count.

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Which is faster?
counting by 5's to 100
counting by 10's to 100