# 2.MD.8

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Jim
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2.MD.8. Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have? Seeing as decimals are not introduced until the 4th grade, would a problem like: If you have 1 one-dollar bill, 2 dimes, and 3 pennies, how much money do you have? Express your answer using the$ sign.
be outside the scope of this standard?
If you have 1 one-dollar bill, 2 dimes, and 3 pennies, how much money do you have?  Express your answer using the ¢ sign.
Here students must know that 1 dollar is also 100 cents, but now it is moving into addition that is not within 100, also outside of grade level standards.
A third variant:
If you have 1 one-dollar bill, 2 dimes, and 3 pennies, how much money do you have?  Express your answer using the $and ¢ signs. If this expects an answer such as$1 and 23¢, then it seems like this version is a within the standards.

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Kelly Ugwu-Oju

I would also love to hear thoughts on this question, particularly since the progressions documents don’t seem to discuss 2.MD.7 or 2.MD.8. Thanks!

• This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  Bill McCallum.
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Bill McCallum
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My instinct as that versions 2 and 3 are fine but version 1 is outside scope. For version 2, although it’s true that students are not adding beyond 100 in grade 2, they are supposed to know that the 3 digits of a 3 digit number represent amounts of 100s, 10s, and 1s (2.NBT.A.1), and that’s what really comes into play in version 2.

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