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Year 1 Maths

Today we are going to be counting the amount of money that is in each purse to find out how much there is.


To do this, you need to look carefully at the value of each coin. To help you find the total in each purse, you could draw a little circle under each coin or on another sheet of paper to represent its value. E.g 2p = 2 circles, 5p = 5 circles. Once you have done this for each coin, then you can count the total number of circles you have drawn. 


You could also tap each coin when adding them up but remember if there is a 5p coin, you will need to tap this 5 times, if, there is a 2p coin, you will need to tap this 2 times etc. 


If you would prefer to use objects to help you find the total, you can. Just remember to look carefully at the value of each coin.