Some of the best tried and tested resources on the theme of money - including games, teaching tools and interactive activities
Coin picture domino cards to print off.
Activity/game boards to exchange coins for ones of higher value.
Cards to print off to match amounts in coins and words.
Game board and cards, with 5-coin and 10-coin versions.
A board game with 3 levels for differentiation.
Money problem questions in the format of the TV gameshow, which increase in difficulty.
A pirate-themed board game to collect and lose coins along the way. How many do you have at the end?
Game cards for playing an adding coins game, for younger pupils.
Test thinking skills by choosing coins to complete the grid correctly.
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.
Visual interactive activities for solving money problems.
Screens for choosing coins to make various total amounts.
Notebook file to teach solving money problems and interpret the answer using a calculator.
Which coins could be used to make up a given total amount?
Images of groups of coins for SEN or KS1 pupils – which pile adds up to a different amount to the others on each page?
Worksheet to add up the coins in various purses, then find coins to make up target amounts for other purses.
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.
How to record amounts using decimal notation.
Pupils find and record totals, exploring H, T and U and £p notation with notes and coins.
Find the number of pennies that equal larger coins, using grouping strategies for counting.
Move a selection of coins to the hand and add them up.
Worksheets using pennies as a unit.
Simple worksheet with total amounts for children to make up in different coins in the space provided.
Worksheets for coin matching and equivalent amounts for KS1.
Worksheets - find different ways to make up the value of various coins, to £2.
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.
Choose items from the shop, develop strategies for calculating and record amounts spent.
Interactive activity to download, for pupils to select coins to match the price of various groceries.
Market Stalls with goods at different prices up to 10p, for a range of questioning.
Worksheet where pupils find coins to pay for various stamps.
Calculate change from £5, within a cinema theme.
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.
This site shows details and history of all British coins and notes, with a quiz and money activities for different ages and abilities.
Screens showing the amount of pennies that equal larger value coins.
Ideal for mental starters and games.
Spinner and arrow, with coin values, to print off and use for a range of games and investigations.
Printables site with coins and notes in a variety of currencies.
Money problem resources and ideas for games.
Images and names of British coins and notes.
A story about the history of money and place value, with related money activities.
Uk debt quiz and percentage lessons covering a financial context
Examine data on tax takings from different income groups
Economics with incentives, rewards and fines like in the world of work
Dice game involving decisions making and risk taking
Estimate the prices of objects and their totals in a calculating exercise
Open-ended investigation requring all four basic operations
Modular arithmetic and integer part formulae to find the price of coal
Quick-fire starter questions on location at a shopping mall
Engaging interactive resource for investigations with a calculator
Building water bottle rocket project covering multiple learning areas