Aims and objectives
This is a booster activity aimed at developing pupil skills in performing
calculations using money. The activity starts with the concepts
of money and guides pupils to Level 4 SATs standards.
Although this resource covers concepts to Level 4, pupils will get
the best from the activities if they have already had some teaching
and learning relating to mathematical operations and be familiar
with money and its notation. The resource is a ‘booster’
activity aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6 that need that extra bit
of help to meet Government targets.
In the classroom
This is an activity plus supporting worksheets and web-links, which
guide pupils from the basic concepts of money to Level 4. Recent
research has shown that Money is one of the topic areas where Yr
5 and 6 pupils could benefit from additional support in order to
achieve Level 4 SATS results. The aim of this activity is as a booster
session to help pupils succeed. Additional materials are provided,
based on previous years’ SATS papers, that support reinforcement
as well as enable opportunities for extension work and home learning.
To play the game pupils have to answer the multiplication questions
as quickly as they can and save as much money as they can. The winner
is the one who has saved the most money by the end of the game.
Pupils can play the game with a friend or test their wits against
The activity can be used successfully for larger groups of children
with an interactive whiteboard. Pupils will be able to enter into
discussion about the choices being made allowing teachers to assess
and talk about the different strategies that the children adopt
to answer the questions. Used this way the activity can be an engaging
way to start a lesson or as a support to the plenary session at
the end of a lesson.
|Support materials description:
|There is a wealth of activities, resources and
web links etc. to accompany this activity. In addition, there
are 5 sets of worksheets with 18 differentiated sections together
with answer sheets and detailed teacher/curriculum notes for
using the resource in the classroom.
Mathematics – KS2:
Ma2 1a, e; 2a, c, i; 3f, h; 4a