National curriculum content
- Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
- Pounds and pence
- Convert pounds and pence
- Add money
- Subtract money
- Find change
What we want children to know
- Explore the £ and p symbol
- Understand that both coins and notes are used to represent amounts in pounds
- Know the value of each coin and note and understand what these values represent
- Understand that money can be represented in different ways but still have the same value
- Use knowledge that £1 is 100 pence to convert between pounds and pence
- Use pictorial representations to add two amounts
- Use a number line and a part-whole model to subtract and find change
What skills we want children to develop
Use knowledge to solve reasoning and problem solving questions such as:
I bought a book which cost between £9 and £10 and I paid with a ten pound note. My change was between 50p and £1 and was all in silver coins.
What price could I have paid?
Sam and Tom share this money equally. Put the coins into two equal groups. Could three friends share the money equally?
Explain your reasoning.
- Is the group with the most coins always the biggest amount? Why?
- Can you find the total in a different way?
- How many pennies are there in £1?
- Can you group any of the coins to make a pound?
- Do we need to exchange any pounds for pence?
- What do we mean by ‘change’ in the context of money?