Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Make labels 11p, 12p, 15p and 20p and attach to food items. Give each pair of children a pot of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10 and 20p coins, several of the smaller denominations. Show different items; children show you coins to pay for each 1. Discuss.
Use the ‘Mr Know It All’ in-depth problem solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Guess the coins in each pocket, using the clues.
-- Buy food, working out which coins they would use to pay for it.
Day 2 Teaching
Have a selection of toys with prices 1p to 11p. Choose 2 items. Show children an enlarged 0-20p money line and use this to model counting on. Children start with the larger and count on the smaller price.
-- Buy two or three items, using number facts or counting on to find totals.
Day 3 Teaching
Show children items with price labels 67p, 42p, and 56p. Say that all these prices are going to go up by 10p! What's a quick way to add 10p? Spider counting. Show a 1-100 grid. Model counting on 10p to find new prices.
-- Find prices for the car wash, adding 10p, 20p or 30p to amounts.