Larry’s Leisure Centre has just opened its doors to the public and two children, Layla and Amir, are going to check out the new facilities. Pupils will need to help Amir and Layla figure out how much money they each have, how much money Larry has dropped and convert the prices of items in the vending machine so that Larry can buy a drink.
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Discussion points for teachers
1. How much money does Layla have?
Discuss which coins make 100 and the different strategies which could be used to calculate the total.
Layla has £7 and 17p.
2. Amir has 5 coins. None of them are bronze coins. How much could he have?
Discuss the different types of coins, their colour and their value. This is an open-ended question for pupils to explore.
Various answers, for example: 80 pence.
3. What is the greatest and least amount of money Amir could have?
Discuss the value of different coins and the strategies which could be used for calculating the total.
The greatest amount of money he could have is £10 (5 lots of £2 coins). The least amount he could have is 25 pence.
4. How much money could Larry have dropped?
Discuss making 100 with the coins given and converting the amount to pounds and pence. This is an open-ended question for pupils to explore.
Various answers, for example: £4 and 40p.
5. Help Larry convert all of the amounts into pounds and pence.
Discuss how to convert between pounds and pence. Discuss the placement of the decimal point and what it means.
£1 and 73p, £3 and 05p, £1 and 37p, £2 and 10p, £1 and 02p and £0 and 87p.
6. Is Larry correct? Write your answer in pounds and pence.
Discuss which coins can make 100 and strategies for converting between pounds and pence.
Larry is incorrect; he has 940 pence which makes £9 and 40p.
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 3 (3M9a) Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
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