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Week 11 - 29.06.20


This week we are going to be looking at money, recapping the value of the different coins and trying to make certain amounts of money by using a variety of coins. Towards the end of the week there will also be some money themed addition number sentences to solve too.


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Coins Explained for Kids - Maths Money Learning Video

Recap the value of coins used in the UK, and how we can use different coins to make the same amount.


Today we are going to recap the value of the different coins, and discuss what they look like to help us remember how much each coin is worth. If you have any coins at home that you can use for this activity that would be great, if not though there are some pictures below we can look at to help us.


We use coins and money to buy things. There are 8 different coins that we can use, each coin looks different and is worth a different amount of money. If you found any coins at home now would be a good time to get them out to look at, if not, you can look at the image of the coins below.

Hopefully you can see the 8 different coins. 6 of the coins are worth a different amount of pennies. The 1p coin is worth 1 penny, the 2p coin is worth 2 pennies, the 5p coin is worth 5 pennies, the 10p coin is worth 10 pennies, the 20p coin is worth 20 pennies and the 50p coin is worth 50 pennies! If you have enough pennies (100) then you have the same amount of money as a pound. The 1 pound coin (£1) is worth the same as 100 pennies. There is also a 2 pound (£2) coin which is worth the same as 200 pennies!


Can you now spend some time looking at the coins and thinking about what they look like? What is the same about some of the coins and what is different about them? Think about the size of the different coins, the colour of the coins and the shape of the coins to help you. Can you come up with a simple description of the coins that you can use to help you remember which coin is worth which amount?

For example, I remember the 1p coin as the small copper coin, but the 2p coin is the large copper coin. Try to think of something like this for all of the 8 coins.


Now you have thought of a way to help you remember the value of the coins, can you worth out how much money you would need to buy each of the ice creams shown below? Count the value of the coins and add these together (remember to think about how much the coin is worth and not just how many coins there are).


Today we are going to continue to think about the value of the coins, and link this to our knowledge of tens and ones. Hopefully you remember that if a number only has 1 digit (numbers 1-9) then it is made up of ones only. Numbers that are 2 digits are made up of tens and ones. For example 11 is 1 ten and 1 one. Using what we know about tens and ones, can you draw the value of each of the coins. Remember to draw a ten as a longer block, and a one as a smaller square or circle. If you do not have the home learning pack to help with you this activity, start by drawing the coin (think back to how you described the coins yesterday or look back at the picture of the coins from yesterday) and then draw the correct amount of tens and ones for each coin. Draw carefully so you have the right amount of tens and ones for each coin!



Now that you have drawn out the value of the coins in tens and ones can you think about which coins are worth more and which are worth less? Answer the questions below, using your drawings to help prove how you know.


Which is worth more, 20p or 50?


Which is worth more, 10p or 5p?


Which is worth more, 1p or 10p? 


Challenge: Which of the coins that you have drawn the value of is worth the most? Which coin that you have drawn the value of is worth the least? How do you know?


Today we are going to think about how we can use coins to make different amounts, and if we can make the amount in different ways. Pretend you have a piggy bank with different coins and you are going to the beach and will be able to spend your coins on some different items. How will you use your coins to make the different amounts that the items for sale cost?


Imagine you get to the beach and want to build a sandcastle. but you don't have a bucket and spade. A shop is selling one for 17p. What coins could you use to buy the spade?


In your piggy bank you have some 10p coins, some 5p coins, some 2p coins and some 1p coins. If you use one of my 10p coins and one of your 5p coins that will make 15p (10p + 5p = 15p). You would still need 2p more to make 17p altogether so you could either use one 2p coin, or two 1p coins along with the 10p and 5p coins to make 17p in total.


Work through the list of items below and think about how you are going to use different coins to make each of the amounts.


Today you are going to be putting your knowledge of money and addition together to solve some money inspired addition number sentences. Like when you were at school, use resources or drawings to support you in working out these number sentences. The number sentences in blue are for if you are not feeling very confident, the number sentences in green are for if you are feeling ok but don't want to try something too tricky just yet, and the red number sentences are for if you are feeling up to a challenge! You can start on whatever colour you like and always change if you find they are too easy or too tricky for you. Good luck! 


11p + 5p =                              13p + 6p =                               21p + 8p =

10p + 2p =                              14p + 5p =                               20p + 10p =

10p + 4p =                              13p + 9p =                               24p + 8p =

12p + 4p =                              16p + 10p =                             30p + 16p =

11p + 7p =                              17p + 9p =                               26p + 11p =

13p + 6p =                              14p + 3p =                               34p + 12p =

10p + 3p =                              18p + 2p =                               23p + 15p =

                                                17p + 7p =                               19p + 17p =



Today you have a challenge activity to complete! Read the challenge below and use what you know about coins to help you solve it.


Molly has 18p. She thinks the only coins she can use to make 18p are 1p coins. Is this true? Find as many different ways of making this number as you can, using different coins. 

Is Molly right that you can only make 18p using 1p coins? If you have any coins at home, try to use them to help you make 18p or you can try drawing out the coins.