A class of children are taking part in a game show called 'Numbervator'. The presenter challenges a child to make 74p using just five of the coins. The solution is checked and displayed to the audience. Another child is then challenged to make £1.88 without repeating any coin value in the solution.
Either by setting up a real tuck shop or a pretend tuck shop, pupils could buy items, demonstrating how they would pay for them using the least number of coins. If change is required, they could show the least number of coins required to pay back. Pupils should be shown how to record each transaction clearly in writing. A fun plenary activity could be to display more price tags and challenge pupils to identify the least number of coins to pay for the item as quickly as they can.