Know the Correct Symbols for Money

In this worksheet, students will practise recognising and using the correct money symbols for pounds and pence.

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Recognise Money Symbols

Difficulty level:

Worksheet Overview

We use two different symbols to show amounts of money.

We use p for pence and £ for pounds.

p goes after the number of pence.

£ goes before the number of pounds.

We never use £ and p together.

Examples

50 pence is written as 50p

27 pence is written as 27p

50 pounds is written as £50 or sometimes £50.00

27 pounds is written as £27 or sometimes £27.00

The decimal point is used to separate the pounds and the pence.

50 pounds and 27 pence is written as £50.27

2 pounds and 5 pence is written as £2.05

2 pounds and 50 pence is written as £2.50

Have a look at the price labels on the shelves when you next go shopping and see if you can spot examples of these.

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