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Calculate the Cost of Items

In this worksheet, students will add and subtract amounts of money.

'Calculate the Cost of Items' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Add/Subtract Money

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Do you ever go to the shop to buy something and wonder if you have enough money?


Worry no more!


a wallet


In this activity, we will practise adding amounts of money to work out how much change we should get.



There are 100 pence in one pound (£)

£3.45 means £3 and 45 pence.


Let's get started.


chocolate bar


Chocolate bars cost 65p each.

If Sara buys 4 bars, how how change from £5 will she get?


First, we need to work out 4 lots of 65p.

65 x 4 = 260p (£2.60)


Now we subtract this from 500 (£5.00)

500 - 260 = 240 (£2.40)

Sara will get £2.40 change.


girl thinking


Let's look at another question.


Comics cost £1.50 and sweets cost 75p.

How much will one comic and one packet of sweets cost altogether?


heart sweets


Let's put both amounts into pence (p).

£1.50 = 150p (multiply by 100)

Now, add the two amounts:  150 + 75 = 225

225p  = £2.25 (divide by 100)


A comic and some sweets will cost £2.25


Now, why don't you answer some questions involving money? 

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