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Cost of Minting US Coins: Pennies, nickels cost more than their face value

US Coins Produced in 2017
graph from Christopher Ingraham/Washington Post; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: bar graph

Source: Ingraham, Christopher. “Taxpayers Lost $105m on Pennies and Nickels Last Year.” Washington Post, March 10, 2014.

Additional Paired Texted/Resources:

Potential Math Content: bar graph, scale along the y-axis, estimating values, calculating values, decimals, multiplication

Potential Content Connections: money, economy

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