# Primary maths: Money

Classroom activities, lesson ideas and games to help young learners get to grips with undestanding pounds, pence, coins, notes and solving money problems

## Help primary students calculate change with confidence using these innovative money resources

As money makes the world go round, it's no surprise that young learners are keen to understand the value of coins and notes. But with calculations quickly containing two decimal points, things aren't always straightforward. That's why we've hand-picked just some of the great ideas teachers have used in their classrooms to tackle the topic to keep lessons valuable and engaging. Take a look today…

### Classroom activities

Check out these challenging questions that will prepare pupils for real-life problem-solving when handling money. Practice, practice, practice can make the whole process seem more manageable.

#### Cafe Menu Maths ( money, decimals)

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In this product I've included 2 colourful Cafe shop menus. Prices are in pounds and pence. The second menu shows prices in pence only. Each menu comes with 12 task cards/ worded problems for children to solve. These differentiated activities are suitable for KS2 Years 3 - 5.

#### Money - true or false - year 2

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A set of True or False cards about money and addition/subtraction. Children to decide if it's true or false and write an explanation to articulate why. Helpful to provide evidence for estimation. Appropriate for Year 2. All of my resources are free but please rate and review : )

#### One step money word problems - more and less

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These are one step more and less problems that I've been using in Year 1. We're practising the vocabulary of 'more' and 'less' and their association with add and subtract. I'm also doubling up on a bit of "know and recognise the value of different coins." The last three slides require...

### Lesson ideas

Build upon learners' existing experience of coins and notes with these straightforward presentations, designed to explore the different denominations in detail. This groundwork will be fundamental when your class start tackling questions about money.

#### Money Problems class PowerPoint and challenge cards

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Full set of money word problems aimed at Year 2 & 3 pupils. Problems are presented as a 34 slide PowerPoint. All word problems are multi step and involve adding money within and above 1 and finding change from 1 and 2. Word problems are repetitive, allowing children the opportunity to prac...

#### Money - Year 2 Measurement - Animated PowerPoint presentation and worksheets

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In this KS1 teaching resource pupils learn about different coins and the value of each one. Children practise using money, finding totals of coins, giving change and answering money problems. The resource uses images and animation to support teaching and learning and covers KS1 Maths - Measurem...

### Games

Board games, bingo and more to get young minds' engaging with the topic of money while fuelling a little friendly competition in the classroom. Here are just a few ideas to get you started…

#### Money Games Calculating Change BUNDLE

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Practise the key skill of finding change for different amounts! Key Stage 2 (KS2) Money Change Games and Activities BUNDLE for Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 (Y3 / Y4 / Y5 / Y6), depending on ability: 16 fun, differentiated, illustrated four-in-a-row Maths game boards (each featuring 36 prices i...

#### Making Money Games

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Making Money Games: 2 differentiated game boards where children have to make given amounts using coins. Includes amounts less than 1 and over 1. As a challenge ask children to make the amounts using the least number of coins. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please v...