*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 solving simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.*

Once children become familiar with adding amounts of money together to find a total, the next natural step is to work out how much change to give by either subtracting the total from the amount paid, or counting up to find the difference. This begins with one-step problems, such as buying a toy for 18p and paying with a 20 pence piece, but will gradually move on to two-step problems such as buying 3 oranges costing 15p each and paying with 50p.

This quiz will help your child to understand money in a practical context and how much change should be given.

Question 1

Ben went swimming. He paid 75p to swim and bought a drink and some crisps on the way home costing £1.50. How much change would he get from a £5 note?

£3.50

£2.75

£2.25

75p

Sometimes it might help to draw a blank number line

Question 2

I buy a bus ticket costing 50p. I pay with a £1 coin. How much change should I receive?

£1

5p

40p

50p

£1 is the same as 100p. 100p - 50p = 50p

Question 3

I buy a pack of crayons costing 30p and a yo-yo costing 28p. How much change would I get if I paid with a £1 coin?

40p

52p

58p

42p

You must first find the total spent before counting on to £1 to work out the change

Question 4

Mum buys 3 boxes of eggs, costing 55p each. She pays with a £2 coin. How much change will she receive?

45p

35p

50p

80p

The difference between 165 and 200 is 35

Question 5

I buy a cake costing 25p. How much change will I get from 50p?

20p

25p

35p

40p

50p - 25p leaves 25p. You could have counted up in 5s from 25 to 50 to find the difference

Question 6

I have £2 pocket money. I spend 40p on sweets, 50p on a book and 28p on some stickers. How much pocket money will I have left?

£1.82

£1.18

78p

82p

Finding the total spent and then counting up to £2 will give the answer

Question 7

Sam buys a magazine costing £1.99. If he pays with a £1 coin and two 50 pence pieces, how much change will he receive?

10p

1p

5p

25p

£1.99 is almost £2 but shops price things like this because they sound cheaper

Question 8

I buy a lolly on the way home from school every day. Lollies cost 12p each. I have two 50 pence pieces. How much money will I have left at the end of the school week?

10p

40p

70p

50p

First you must work out 5 x 12, which is 60

Question 9

Apples cost 15p each. If I buy 4 and pay with a £1 coin, how much change would I get?

40p

30p

25p

50p

4 x 15 = 60. The difference between 60 and 100 is the amount of change you should receive

Question 10

Janet and Sam go to the cinema. They pay 60p each for a ticket and buy a large popcorn for £1.20. How much change will they get from £5?

£2.40

£3.40

£2.80

£2.60

Put the total at one end of an empty number line, and the amount paid at the other end to find the change