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Adding and subtracting money

  • Year group: Year 3
  • Term: Spring
  • Topic: Money
  • Duration: 1 weeks
  • Keystage: KS2
  • Age Range: 7 to 8 yrs
  • Unit can be taught out of sequence: N
  • Week Range: 4

In this chapter, pupils solve money problems involving addition and subtraction.

Pupils add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using the symbols for pounds and pence in a practical context. Knowing that 100p is equal to £1, pupils start to convert between pounds and pence. In doing so, they make connections between the different denominations and their previous work on place value. Pounds and pence are still separated without the use of the decimal point (ie, as £2 and 30 pence rather than £2.30).

In addition to finding total costs or calculating change, pupils pose their own problems involving money. They also start to tackle problems in other topic areas that are set in context of money.

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Resources for this topic

White Rose Maths

Reasoning - Problem Solving - Number Problems (KS1/2) - March 31st

There are two problems for KS1 and two for KS2.

In KS1 children have to using four rules to solve two problems.

At KS2 children have some pretty tricky number problems to solve.

Every day in March the White Rose Maths Hub is aiming to put out a question of the day.

Tweet us @WRMathsHub a picture of your children's answers for a chance to win a prize.
By WRMaths

Reasoning - Problem Solving - Money Problems (KS1/2) - March 3rd

Today's problems are ones that involve money. There are two problems for KS1 and two for KS2.

In KS1 problem students have to recognise the value of coins and use addition and subtraction to work our whether the correct change has been given. The second problem involves children finding a quarter of an amount.

At KS2 children potentially need to use all four operations and the problems can be solved using bar modelling.

Every day in March the White Rose Maths Hub is aiming to put out a question of the day.

Tweet us @WRMathsHub a picture of your children's answers for a chance to win a prize.
By WRMaths

Mathematics Mastery

Add and subtract money

Mathematical discussion is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

Talk Tasks are a brilliant way of enabling pupils to develop their mathematical language, thinking, understanding and confidence.

This activity explores the concept of adding and subtracting money.

• Talk tasks are best completed in mixed attainment pairs, with pupils taking turns to listen and construct arguments
• Emphasis is on discussion rather than the solution, encouraging pupils to use key language and talk in full sentences
• Ask pupils to prove their answers in a variety of ways, using the CPA approach to support mathematical understanding and number sense

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Add and subtract money

Enabling pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through independent work is a key element of the Mathematics Mastery programme.

This activity explores the concept of adding and subtracting money

• Pupils should complete these tasks using concrete manipulatives as part of the CPA approach
• Pupils should be encouraged to explain their working in full sentences
• These tasks may be adapted with pupils working in pairs to encourage mathematical discussion

Like what you see? Mathematics Mastery is a professional development programme for teachers with a mission to transform mathematics education in the UK.

This task is just a taster of the complete classroom resources we offer. We also provide in-depth development training, online CPD, specialist support and assessment tools.

We believe all elements of our programme are vital in creating lasting change – enabling every child to enjoy and succeed in mathematics.

Want to find out more? Check out our free resources and blogs or join an information session.
By Mathematics Mastery

Resources shared by teachers

Year 3 - Money - Week 4

These worksheets and activities are broken down into small steps to encourage children to see money in a variety of way and develop their understanding of calculating change.
By JCBrennan

Money Problem Solving

Differentiated money adding (LA adding
Shop notebook. Used with Catalogue (I went with that instead of labelling prices on the Notebook file as I think it will be much easier to adapt!). A range of questions to go with it (for my HA. LA will be finding the coins to pay for a single item, MA adding 2 items). I'm planning to chop mine up so they can choose themselves problems to attempt.

Using mine with Yr3 but I&'m sure the shop would be handy for money in all year groups.
By SJCampbell

Piggy Bank Money Cards to 10p

Hands on Money activity. Each piggy bank contains coins. Pupils can use the cards to add up the amounts (mixed coins - 1p, 2p and 5p) or build the amounts with actual coins. Includes an assortment of examples plus blank templates for building different amounts/using different coins etc. A version that uses coins up to the amount of 20p is available via the weblink.
By tesSpecialNeeds

Money addition: 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p

Recognise the two coins shown in each line, and add them together. A number line has been included on the worksheet to help you count.
By TheSchoolRun