I’m Eight Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8. Some children might be listing coins at random, while others will have developed a system, for example, by starting with the smallest amount and gradually working upwards. Let’s look at the skills we need to enable us to understand money. Further, we should be able to combine and separate groups of dots, and be able to compare their ‘value’ by physically counting the dots displayed on the tokens. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. However, this is likely to be the limit of a child’s use of money. Even Up Consider all of the five digit numbers which we can form using only the digits 2, 4, 6 and 8.

However their ability to manipulate figures and to make sense of addition and subtraction signs in order to record the ‘transactions’ they had performed was poor, if it existed at all. Plants Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: At the end of the night the ratio was 6: Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths. It is true that a 2p is larger than a 1p and may ‘reveal’ its greater value in that way, but a 5p coin is smaller than both of these so the analogy cannot be carried very far. Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

# Money Bags :

Are You a Smart Shopper? Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. Vera is shopping at a market with these coins in her purse. Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. This activity is an interesting context in which to practise addition and wolving, and it extends children’s thinking to look at all possibilities.

## The Money Maze

Buying a Balloon Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level: The priblem of vocabulary relating to money will also be very limited. In this way we will be able to talk about holding a number of dots something the children can see and quantifyrather than a number of pence which is an unfamiliar and abstract quantity.

To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.

How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

All 5 to 11 7 to 14 11 to solvihg 14 to 18 Challenge level: Sweet Shop Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level: Given these clues, can you work out what the coins are? There were choco bars, chews, mini eggs and lollypops, all costing under 50p. Register for our mailing list.

Having coins at the ready will be helpful for many pupils. Use the computer to model an epidemic.

A simple but effective way to introduce this problem would be to suggest to the class that you have five coins in your pocket and you’d like moneg to find out nruch much money you might have. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

We have to understand the connection between digits symbols and the value they represent. Olympic Magic Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level: However, this way of paying for the things you want did. How many of each did she buy?

## Money Bags

The concept of a monetary value of an object is not one with which most young children are familiar. If you would like a new CD you would probably go into a shop and buy one using coins or notes. Consider all of the five digit numbers which we can form using only the digits 2, 4, 6 and 8. Roasting Old Chestnuts 4 Age 11 to 16 For teachers. Many children would prefer to record the numbers iconically e.

Dogger Age 3 to 5 Challenge Level: I’m Eight Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8. In my local town there are three supermarkets which each has a special deal on some products.

# Maths Search :

Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. With luck some children will have been allowed to buy sweets or a comic in the local newsagents, and will have been able to hand over the coins themselves.

Give them some time to begin work on this – they will find it useful to have mini-whiteboads or large sheets of paper for recording.