Finding Change from different amounts

In Maths this week we have been working with money and understanding the concept of change. We have worked on two step problems where we needed to add the values of different things and then find out how much change we would get. To help us do this we counted up from the total cost to the amount we were paying with. We used number bonds to help us by counting up to the nearest tens number and then to the nearest pound.

We designed posters to help us understand the concept of finding change and how we would explain it to someone else.

The children noted that it is possible to pay for things and not receive change. For example if you are paying by card or if you have the correct money. However, we learnt it is still important to add up amounts of what we are buying to understand how much you can afford.