Maths KS2: Solving problems with money
Abi needs a new guitar but it costs £300. She must do chores around the house for the next few months to earn enough to buy it.
She gets paid £1.50 for vacuuming the stairs once a week, while cleaning the bathroom earns her £2.
£1.50 is earned for cleaning out the pets, added to her £4 a week pocket money and £6 from a neighbour for babysitting.
After a few months of saving up, will she have enough to buy her guitar?
This is from the series: Let's Do Maths
This clip could be used for introducing problems involving money and opportunities for children to use written or calculator methods to find totals.
This multi-step problem has the real life context of saving up for something and earning weekly money to buy it.
There are several questions at the end.
Pupils can expand on these to make up other questions of their own and investigate the weight of coinage.
This clip will be relevant for teaching Maths at KS2 in England and Wales, Second Level in Scotland and KS1 and KS2 in Northern Ireland.