How to count up and add the takings from a café by sorting notes and coins into multiples of £1. To make the adding up process easier, the presenter counts coins and notes of different values separately. For example, pennies are stacked into piles of ten, making 10p. Ten of these stacks add up to £1. The process is repeated with the other coins to make more £1 stacks. Next, the notes are separated and counted. Eventually, any spare coins are added to make up pounds and the total is added together.
Students could create a shop with various items. Students could then be divided into buyers and sellers and the buyers would be given a budget. The buyers could then work out what they can afford to buy and simulate a purchase with the sellers. At the end of the exercise, the sellers could cash up and determine how much money they have made.