Maths KS1: Titch and Ted Learn About Money and Distance (pt 5/6)

While working at a restaurant, Titch and Ted learn about length and units of money.

Titch can’t quite reach the register, and Ted learns about the units used when measuring height and length.

Titch teaches Ted that centimetres are a unit of measure and we use rulers to measure in centimetres.

When the bill is totalled up, Titch and Ted explore the pound sign and learn to read decimal amounts. Then they tackle calculating change using subtraction.

This clip is from the series Titch and Ted Do Maths.

Contains some scenes which could be imitated by younger viewers. Teacher review recommended prior to use in class.

Teacher Notes

Teachers could use this to begin a lesson on money and why we need to be able to add and subtract amounts.

Children could make up different amounts with coins and explore how many ways you can make a given amount.

Teachers could ask children to work out which coins Dotty could have paid with if she paid 50p for an ice cream.

Children might total prices of items from a restaurant menu.

Teachers could give children an amount to pay with and they could calculate what change they should get.

Children could begin to convert prices from pence to pounds to develop an understanding of 100p = £1.

Curriculum Notes

Suitable for teaching KS1 Maths, particularly measures, length and distance alongside mathematical skills/problem solving.

More from Titch and Ted Do Maths: Measurements

Titch and Ted Begin Their Measurement Challenge (pt 1/6)
Titch and Ted Learn to Measure Time (pt 2/6)
Titch and Ted Learn to Read Measurements (pt 3/6)
Titch and Ted Learn About Mass and Volume (pt 4/6)
Titch and Ted Measurements Summary (pt 6/6)