- Cent/Penny -- Abraham Lincoln
- Nickel -- Thomas Jefferson
~For older children, tell them a number and have them make that amount using the change ( for example, $0.32- would be 3 dimes & 3 nickles OR 1 quarter, 1 nickle, and 2 pennies).
~For more of a challenge, have them make change using word problems (for example, you bought a piece of gum for 15 cents. You give the cashier 2 quarters. How much change do you get back?)
Just a few minutes, a fun converstation, and a mini-math lesson helps to create a solid foundation for mathematics!!