Money resources

Some of the best tried and tested resources on the theme of money - including games, teaching tools and interactive activities


Money games

Coin Dominoes

Coin picture domino cards to print off.

Coin Exchange

Activity/game boards to exchange coins for ones of higher value.

Snap Money Cards

Cards to print off to match amounts in coins and words.

Coin Collecting and Exchanging

Game board and cards, with 5-coin and 10-coin versions.

Double Your Money

A board game with 3 levels for differentiation.

Money - Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Money problem questions in the format of the TV gameshow, which increase in difficulty.

Treasure Hunt

A pirate-themed board game to collect and lose coins along the way. How many do you have at the end?

Pennies for the Peacock

Game cards for playing an adding coins game, for younger pupils.

Money Puzzle

Test thinking skills by choosing coins to complete the grid correctly.

Save the Princess

A board game where pupils have to earn and pay out money along the way.


Pick and Mix - TESiboard

Choose sweets to buy, find the total cost, then decide which coins can be used to pay.

Correct change - TESiboard

Choose coins from the till to make the correct change to give to the customer. 

Saving Pocket Money - TESiboard

An activity to add coins to reach a target amount, finding the difference along the way. There are three levels for differentiation purposes.

Coin Problems

Visual interactive activities for solving money problems.

Money IWB activities

Screens for choosing coins to make various total amounts.

Calculator Money Problems

Notebook file to teach solving money problems and interpret the answer using a calculator.

Piggy Bank Money Problems

Which coins could be used to make up a given total amount?

Odd One Out Money Piles

Images of groups of coins for SEN or KS1 pupils – which pile adds up to a different amount to the others on each page?

How much money in my purse?

Worksheet to add up the coins in various purses, then find coins to make up target amounts for other purses.

Which is cheaper?

Differentiated worksheets with money problems to solve in context, including special offers to take into account.

Coin recognition and using decimal notation

Coin Matching - TESiboard

Match the coins requested by the shopkeeper. Two levels for differentiation.

Writing money using a decimal point

How to record amounts using decimal notation.

Coins Investigation

Pupils find and record totals, exploring H, T and U and £p notation with notes and coins.

How Many Pennies?

Find the number of pennies that equal larger coins, using grouping strategies for counting.

Adding Coins

Move a selection of coins to the hand and add them up.

Working with Money

Worksheets using pennies as a unit.

Coin Addition

Simple worksheet with total amounts for children to make up in different coins in the space provided.

Working with Coins

Worksheets for coin matching and equivalent amounts for KS1.

Money Investigation

Worksheets - find different ways to make up the value of various coins, to £2.

Converting £ to p

Worksheet converting £ tp p, then p to £.

Solve problems in context

Which Sweets Can I Buy? - TESiboard

An activity to match the value of coins to differently priced sweets. Challenge pupils to make up the total in different ways.

Present Buyer - Teaching version - TESiboard

Set the number of presents required and the budget. Ask pupils to suggest different ways to make the total.

Market Shopping – Buying Two - TESiboard

Pupils can work out doubling in a context of purchasing. How much do two pieces of fruit cost? Which coins would you use to pay for them?

Market Change - TESiboard

Pupils can practise their multiplication and addition in a shopping context.

Let’s Party – Money

Choose items from the shop, develop strategies for calculating and record amounts spent.

Adding Coins

Interactive activity to download, for pupils to select coins to match the price of various groceries.

Shops – for money work

Market Stalls with goods at different prices up to 10p, for a range of questioning.

Stamps and Coins

Worksheet where pupils find coins to pay for various stamps.

Cinema - Adding and subtracting money

Calculate change from £5, within a cinema theme.

Party Planning

Multiplying and dividing by 10 to plan spending within a budget – for upper KS2.

Teaching tools and printable materials

Interactive piggy bank - TESiboard

A KS1 IWB tool with different coins to drop into the piggy bank for repeated addition strategies.

Coin Comparisons - TESiboard

Open-ended KS1 IWB tool for addition and subtraction problems with coins.

Money Facts

This site shows details and history of all British coins and notes, with a quiz and money activities for different ages and abilities.

Money in Pennies

Screens showing the amount of pennies that equal larger value coins.

Coin Numeracy Fans

Ideal for mental starters and games.

Coins Spinner

Spinner and arrow, with coin values, to print off and use for a range of games and investigations.

Coin Matching

Printables site with coins and notes in a variety of currencies.

Money Games and Coin Cards

Money problem resources and ideas for games.

Money Flash Cards 1p - £50

Images and names of British coins and notes.

How Pocket Money Began

A story about the history of money and place value, with related money activities.



Finance Maths

Uk debt quiz and percentage lessons covering a financial context

Taxing and Spending – Is It Fair?

Examine data on tax takings from different income groups

Classroom Economic System

Economics with incentives, rewards and fines like in the world of work 

Budgeting and Spending Board Game

Dice game involving decisions making and risk taking

Price is Right

Estimate the prices of objects and their totals in a calculating exercise

The Theatre Problem

Open-ended investigation requring all four basic operations

Pounds, Shillings, Pence

Modular arithmetic and integer part formulae to find the price of coal

Maths Starters – Shopping Mall

Quick-fire starter questions on location at a shopping mall

Using a Calculator Efficiently

Engaging interactive resource for investigations with a calculator

Maths Rocket Project

Building water bottle rocket project covering multiple learning areas