A demonstration of how different combinations of coins can be equal in value. For example, a pound coin is also equal to five 10ps and a 50p piece. The animation uses numbers and practical material and sets the solution in the original context.
As the children watch the clip, ask them to record the coins that were used to pay for a pizza which costs £1 with different coins. The children can play the following game to explore how £1 can be made from different combinations of coins. Throw a dice (an eight sided dice would work well). This tells you how many coins you may take from the bank. If you can make £1 with this number of coins then you score a point. Now the other player has a turn. Do the same for other amounts of money. The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game.