KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Money - Combination of Coins
If an ice-cream costs £1.20 what is the fewest number of coins I would need to buy it?

Year 2 Money - Combination of Coins

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with finding different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.

It is useful to be able to recognise that the equal values of money can be made by different combinations of coins. Depending on the value, this can sometimes be done in one or two different ways and sometimes in many! Children in Year 2 need a strong grasp of the value of coins in order to be able to reach equal amounts with different combinations.

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  1. Question 1

    How many different ways can you make 5p?
    You can make 5p using a 5p piece, or 2p + 2p + 1p, or 2p + 1p + 1p+ 1p or 1p + 1p + 1p + 1p + 1p
  2. Question 2

    I pay for a bus ticket using only three coins. How much might the ticket have cost?
    This is the only one of the options which can be made using only 3 coins
  3. Question 3

    I need 75p to buy a drink. Which coins could I use to make the exact amount?
    There are other ways to make 75p but this way uses the fewest coins
  4. Question 4

    I make 50p by using 20p, 20p and 10p. How else could I make the same amount?
    10 x 5 = 50
  5. Question 5

    How can you make 80p using only 3 coins?
    80p could also be made using eight 10p coins, or four 20p coins
  6. Question 6

    How much is 20p + £1 + 5p + 10p?
    Putting the £1 first and then adding all the other coins might help
  7. Question 7

    20p + 20p + 20p +20p is the same as...
    Both sets of coins make 80p
  8. Question 8

    How can I make £1?
    Five 20p pieces makes 100p, or £1
  9. Question 9

    The car park ticket machine does not accept 5p coins, 2p coins or 1p coins. How could I pay exactly for a ticket costing 50p?
    5 x 10 = 50
  10. Question 10

    Which of the following does not make 90p?
    The last total is only 80p

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