Money Bags Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Register for our mailing list. It is true that a 2p is larger than a 1p and may ‘reveal’ its greater value in that way, but a 5p coin is smaller than both of these so the analogy cannot be carried very far. The concept of a monetary value of an object is not one with which most young children are familiar. Having coins at the ready will be helpful for many pupils. If the line was 25m long, how much money did they make?

If these numbers are arranged in ascending order, what is the th number? Coins 2 Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. Whatever you decide, emphasise that you are keen for the class to find ALL the different ways and that is what you will be looking for – good ways of making sure that every possibility is found.

sollving To understand exactly what a 2p coin represents we have to have mastered two of the skills in the list above connecting digits with the value they represent, and understanding that value may be independent of physical properties.

What could each of the eolving buy with their money? George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. Five Coins Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Recording Age 7 to 11 These upper primary activities have been chosen to give you chance to record in whatever way you like.

Is there only one possible combination of coins?

## Five Coins

Ptoblem have exactly coins. Your school has been left a million pounds in the will of an ex- pupil. There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop.

There are five different values of coins.

## 138 Matches for money

To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.

Chocoholics Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

Two brothers were left some money, amounting to an exact number of pounds, to divide between them. Further, we should be able to combine and separate groups of dots, and be able to compare their ‘value’ by physically counting the dots displayed nricj the tokens.

Which of these pocket money systems would you rather have? To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. Register for our mailing list. A man has 5 coins in his pocket.

Your school has been left a million pounds in the will of an ex- pupil.

Avoiding confusion How can we avoid the confusion? What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

Dan and Ann have 9 and 8 coins respectively. It is also easy to extend for high-attaining pupils.

# The Money Maze :

Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing g? Weekly Problem 40 – A class raises money for charity by placing 10p pieces edge to edge in a ‘silver line’. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it.

How ms1 you find out how much a tank of petrol costs? In this way we will be able to talk about holding a number of dots something the children can see and quantifyrather than a number of pence which is an unfamiliar and abstract quantity. In other words a group of tokens will be worth ten dots whether they are arranged. How can splving do this in order to share the money out equally?

What model of investment and spending would you use in order to ensure the best return on the money? The words ‘coin’ and ‘change’ are rarely used or understood by young children.

# Money Problems? :

Age 5 to 7 Marion Bond investigates the skills needed in order for children to understand money. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.

Look Again Age 11 to 18 Think you know what’s going on?