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Here are suggested activities linked to your weekly overview for Week 10 (08.06.20). This week's focus is Money. Spend some time playing the games which will help you through this area of Numeracy. For the lessons, you’ll have a few worksheets you can complete linked to your Numeracy group. Please make sure you choose the correct activity. You do not need to do all the worksheets for all the groups...just your group. Remember to check out Studyladder too where you will find a Money POD to work on. If you need any help or further explanations... please email your teacher. We are only too happy to help.laugh

Numeracy Lesson 1 – Converting pennies to pounds and finding change from £1


This first lesson will be similar to the mental maths we asked you to practice last week. Why don’t you practise adding up coins? Choose 6 coins and give it a go: 



You will spend some time today writing pennies as pounds and vice versa.

E.G. - £3.45 = 345p        £8.09 = 809p            £0.67 = 67p

         708p = £7.08         35p = £0.35              1267p = £12.67


Practise your skills here: http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/decimals/interactive/penceandpounds/penceandpounds.htm


We’d also like some of you to practise adding up totals and finding change from £1 is just subtraction from 100. You can also practise using this link and choosing £1.



Lesson 1 Money Extension - Round to the nearest £1


Play round pence or pounds to the nearest pound. Your magic number will be '50p' just like rounding to the nearest 100.

E.g. 567p --> £6              £3.08 --> £3 etc.

Click on the picture to be taken to the game.


Numeracy Lesson 2 – Finding Change mentally (if possible)

Today we’d like you to practice finding change from different amounts mentally if you can. It is easier to think of finding change from £1 and then counting on.

E.g. If I had £10 and spent £3.45. What would my change be?

Well if I think about the 45p in £3.45, then I need another 55p to make that up to £1. (That will take me to £4) and then I’ll need another £6 to make £10. So my answer will be £6.55. This can be tricky at times, but why don’t you practice it here by choosing £1, £5 or £10. 




If you find it difficult to work these out mentally, you can always do a subtraction calculation to work out your answer.

Numeracy Lesson 3 – Money Word Problems


Like a lot of work in P5, when we come to the end of a topic area, we usually try some word problems. Money word problems are really important and mainly use addition/subtraction, however sometimes they use multiplication or division. Some of them are only 1 step problems, but at times you may have to do more than 1 calculation.

Think about it. If you go to a shop and buy a number of items, you would need to ADD up the cost of the items. Then you would have to maybe to a SUBTRACTION calculation to work out your change.

Have a look at the following PPT which gets you to practice money word problems and then try your worksheet for today. Remember to do a vertical written sum if you need to. If you have some time after the lesson, you may like to play some of the following games:



Lesson 3 Worksheets - do your working out as a written sum in your workbook!

Coin Breaker Extension Activity


If you have some spare time this week, you might like to try this coin breaker activity. It's a real challenge. Try hiding 2/3 coins and using coins up to £1. Give it a try and don't give up! laugh