KS1 Maths Quiz
Year 2 Money - Recognising Pounds and Pence
Tom spots a toy that costs £1.70. What is the fewest number of coins he could use to pay for it?

Year 2 Money - Recognising Pounds and Pence

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 recognising and using symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p) and combining amounts to make a particular value.

Children in Year 2 should be familiar with and able to recognise all the coins we use and their values. They should be able to look at a selection of coins and work out the total, perhaps by starting with the largest value coin and adding accordingly. They should also be able to recognise the symbols for pounds and pence.

This quiz will help to familiarise your child with the coins we use, their values and the symbols used for pounds and pence.

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  1. Question 1

    How much money do I have here?
    Once you have found the total of the smaller coins, add the £4 on
  2. Question 2

    What would be the fewest coins I could use to pay for a bunch of carrots?
    You could also pay with a £2 coin and get 50p change!
  3. Question 3

    What is the total of these coins?
    Starting with 50p and counting up in 10s could be a good strategy
  4. Question 4

    How could I buy 3 potatoes using 4 coins?
    There are lots and lots of ways to make £1 using different coins!
  5. Question 5

    If I took away all the £1 coins, how much would be left?
    There is still over £1, thanks to the two 50p coins
  6. Question 6

    What is the total value of these coins?
    There are twelve 10p pieces - ten of them would make £1, with two more making 20p
  7. Question 7

    Is this more or less than £5?
    These are all of the 8 different coins we use today
  8. Question 8

    How much is here?
    Starting with the coin of highest value is a good addition strategy
  9. Question 9

    If I added a £2 coin to this amount, how much would I have?
    There is 95p here already. Adding £2.00 would give a total of £2.95
  10. Question 10

    How much is here?
    Adding the smaller value coins up and then including the £1 could help

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