How different amounts of money can be created by adding together a mixture of coins. Animated characters show how to make 8p from a mixture of other coins.

First broadcast:
24 October 2000

This clip can be used to spark a discussion on how to go further in terms of adding money. Pupils can watch the clip and think about greater amounts of money or how to turn the amounts shown here into decimal amounts. They can then be given a selection of basic prices and asked to turn them into decimal amounts before adding them all together, thus making use of the rule whereby the decimal point is removed whilst adding and then put back at the end in its original position.