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Use the Correct Symbols for Money

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

'Use the Correct Symbols for Money' worksheet

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.

 

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Examples

50 pence is written as 50p or sometimes £0.50

27 pence is written as 27p or sometimes £0.27

 

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

 

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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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