Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding
Day 1 Teaching
Give each pair a pot of coins, 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p (real). Show a large mock coin. Children show same coin from their pot. Show 2p coin. This is worth the same as 2 pennies. Repeat for 5p and 10p. Show 5p and 1p. How much money? How many pennies can I swap it for? Repeat 5p and 2p.
-- Find coins in the sand tray. Who has the most treasure?
-- Swap pennies for larger amounts.
Day 2 Teaching
Hide a large coin behind a ‘wall’ and gradually reveal. Can children guess it? Rehearse coins to 10p. Make amounts using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins in different ways.
Use the ‘Make 20’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Add two coins together and write number sentences.
-- Buy items from a shop that need more than 1 coin.
Day 3 Teaching
Show children items from a class shop with price tags: 4p, 7p, 9p, 10p and 12p. Discuss what coins could be used to pay for each. Use counting on from the first coin to check totals.
-- Find different combinations to make money amounts.