Short Blocks

Maths Year 1 Autumn Money

Each unit has everything you need to teach a set of related skills and concepts.

Unit 1 Coins to 10p: identify & exchange (suggested as 3 days)

Planning and Activities

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.
Group Activities
-- 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.
Group Activities
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.
Group Activities
-- Find different combinations to make money amounts.

You Will Need

  • Lots of real coins 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p
  • Large mock coins or Interactive Whiteboard coins
  • Pots for children
  • Sand tray
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pieces of card
  • Toys or classroom objects with price tags

Mental/Oral Maths Starters

Day 1
Count on 1 or 2 (pre-requisite skills)

Suggested for Day 2
Compare 1–10 (simmering skills)

Suggested for Day 3
Count on 1 or 2 (simmering skills)

Worksheets

Day 1
Ring pennies for each coin amount and write the total.

Day 2
Add two coins together and write as a number sentence.

Day 3
Find different ways to pay for amounts up to 10p.

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

  • Find a coin which …
    is less than 2p
    is 5p more than 5p
    has a value in between 2p and 10p
  • Draw the number of 1p coins each coin is worth.
    5p
    2p
    10p
  • Challenge
    Put at least one coin in each place on the table.
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In-depth Investigation: Make 20
Children use coins and number shapes to make a total of 20.

Extra Support

Identifying coins (10p, 5p, 20p, 1p); Exchanging coins for their value in pennies

Unit 2 Make amount/find possibilities (suggested as 3 days)

Planning and Activities

Day 1 Teaching
Show children large mock coins (or use the Interactive Whiteboard): 10p, 5p, £1, 2p and 1p, out of order of value. Place the coins in order along a line, discussing each one. Find the numbers of pennies that can be swapped for each coin.
Group Activities
-- Game involving collecting and exchanging coins.

Day 2 Teaching
Show a 5p, 2p, 1p coin. How much have I got altogether? What is 5 add 2? And one more? Show three 2p coins. What is 2 and 2? Demonstrate adding on the last 2p by tapping it twice and saying five, six. Repeat to find totals of 2 and 3 coins to 10p.
Group Activities
Use the ‘Coins in my pocket’ in-depth problem-solving investigation below as today’s group activity.
Or, use these activities:
-- Make number sentences and work these out using coins. Find different totals of coins.

Day 3 Teaching
Share different ways of making 7p using 5p, 2p and 1p coins. Demonstrate making an ordered list to find all possibilities. Record the additions at the side and show how we now know we have found them all.
Group Activities
-- Investigation into how many ways children can make 6p and 8p.

You Will Need

  • Large mock coins
  • Washing line or Interactive Whiteboard
  • Pot of real coins 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and £1
  • Large piece of paper
  • Cubes
  • Pots
  • Dice

Mental/Oral Maths Starters

Day 1
Find totals of 2 or 3 coins (pre-requisite skills)

Suggested for Day 2
Pairs to 5 (simmering skills)

Suggested for Day 3
Pairs to 6 and 7 (simmering skills)

Worksheets

Day 1
Swap lots of smaller coins for coins worth a larger amount.
Work out the smallest amount of coins needed to give the correct change.

Day 2
Add the total of the coins in each purse.

Day 3
How many ways can you find 6p, 10p and 15p?

Mastery: Reasoning and Problem-Solving

  • Write three different amounts that can be made using three identical coins.
  • True or false?
    2p and 1p are the only brown coins.
    A 10p coin is smaller than a 2p.
    5p is the smallest coin.
  • Start with 1p.
    Add 2p five times.
    What is your answer?
  • Start with 10p.
    How many times can you subtract 2p?
  • How many different ways are there of giving me 5p?


In-depth Investigation: Coins in my Pocket
Children use clues, and trial and improvement to find different combinations of coins with a total of 20p.

Extra Support

Money Bags
Knowing the value of coins from 1p to 20p