An animation demonstrating different combinations of coins which add up to 50p.

First broadcast:
1 November 2000

Provide the children with a collection of everyday coins. Can the children use these to make 50p? Also give the children £1 and £2 to aid the discussion, noting that they are more than 50p. Using the clip, show how different coins can make 50p and different combinations. Using the coins, get the children to work out the smallest number of coins to make 50p and the biggest number. When adding up the amounts of coins, discuss what the best way to organise them is.