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Partition money into £1, 10p and 1p coins

In this worksheet, students express sums of money in multiples of £1, 10p and 1p coins.

'Partition money into £1, 10p and 1p coins' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Add/Subtract Money

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be learning how to make amounts in pounds and pence using different coins.

It is useful to remember the following facts:


Ten 10p coins = £1

One hundred 1p coins = £1


Using coins, we can make £4 using four £1 coins.

So £4 could be written as 4 × £1.


Using coins, we can make £4.20 with four £1 coins and two 10p coins.

So, £4.20 can be written as 4 × £1 + 2 × 10p


To make £4.28, we would need to use four £1 coins, two 10p coins, and eight 1p coins.

So, £4.28 can be written as 4 × £1 + 2 × 10p + 8 × 1p


Let's try an example question.



Which coins could be used to make £2.24?



To make £2.24, we would need two £1 coins.


We would also need to make 24 pence, which could be done in several ways. 


Here is one way: one 20p coin and four 1p coins


So, £2.24 could be written as 2 × £1 + 1 × 20p + 4 × 1p


Now you've tried the example, you're ready to try some questions about this. 

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