Home learning focus
Learn how to identify the value of different coins.
This lesson includes:
- a learning summary
- three activities
Here is a 1p coin.
Two of these coins are worth the same as a 2p coin.
Here is a 5p coin.
A 5p coin is worth the same as five 1p coins.
Two 5p coins are worth the same as a 10p coin.
Two 10p coins are worth the same as a 20p coin.
Five 10p coins are worth the same as a 50p coin.
Two 50p coins are worth the same as a £1 coin.
Shapes of coins
Some coins are circles.
The 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and £2 coins are circular.
Some coins have curved edges.
The 20p, 50p and £1 coins have curved edges.
Here are some amounts of money you can make with just two coins.
1p + 1p = 2p
2p + 5p = 7p
10p + 50p = 60p
Can you make other amounts using two coins each time?
Which one of these coins is the odd one out?
2p, 5p, 30p, 50p
30p is the odd one out as there is not a 30p coin.
You can make amounts of money using different coins that have the same value in total.
With a family member, exchange amounts of coins for others that make the same value, but using different coins.
10p = 2p, 2p, 5p, 1p
Practise giving change with different amounts.
Learn the value of each coin. Some smaller coins are worth more than larger coins, like a 10p coin is smaller than a 2p coin, but is greater in value.
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