A fun, strategic activity for consolidating this key money / financial / shopping skill. Ideal for maths lessons or Money Week skills practice. Originally designed for Key Stage 1 and 2.
- 2 standard game boards (featuring different items and prices from each other)
- 2 lower ability boards (as above but less challenging calculations)
- Answer grids for at-a-glance checking by pupils or teacher
Laminate and use again and again. Children work as pairs against pairs or one against one to get 4 correct answers in a row - horizontally, vertically or diagonally. It works especially well if they roll a dice to find which column they must pick a calculation from (columns numbered 1-6). If there are no questions left in a column, skip a go or roll again. Imagining that they pay for each item with £20, pupils use a different coloured whiteboard pen to record on the board the change due for each of their transactions or add an initial or symbol if both teams are using the same colour. I recommend printing in A3 but A4 is okay too. The LA versions have a star next to the title. Print on different coloured card or paper if required.
LOOP GAME / FOLLOW ME CARDS / DOMINOES
A 20-card set that can start with any card. A child reads the 'I spend' part first as they make their 'purchase' with others working out if they have the relevant 'I give you'. Use as a game for groups or as a whole class starter or plenary (in pairs if necessary). LA pupils could be given less challenging cards so they can still experience success.
I have packs for calculating change from £1, £5 and £10, available with this pack in a bundle: Change Games Bundle
Some of my other popular KS2 Maths resources:
Mental Maths Bundle
Multiplication / Division Bundle
Angles / Symmetry Activities Bundle
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