# Counting Coins

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## Basics on the topicCounting Coins

Join Freddie and Zuri and help them with counting coins.

## Counting Coins exercise

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• ### Identify the coins.

Hints

The faces, size and colour of a coin can help us identify which coin it is.

The coins that have a value in pounds are gold and silver in colour.

The two coins with the lowest values are copper in colour.

A 20 p coin is smaller than a 50 p coin and a 5 p coin is smaller than a 10 p coin.

Solution

Here we can see the coins with their correct values.

• ### Can you find the coins that have been ordered correctly?

Hints

Remember to put all your coins in a straight line and pair matching coins.

The coins should be in order from greatest to lowest. Put the value of each coin under the coin.

This image shows the coins in order from lowest to greatest value.

Solution

The image above shows the correct order of Freddie's and Zuri's coins. The correct order starts with the greatest value coins and ends with the lowest value coins.

These coins are in the correct order:

• 50 p, 20 p, 20 p, 2 p, 1 p
• £1, 20 p, 20 p, 10 p, 10 p, 5 p, 1 p
These coins are not in the correct order:

• 50 p, £1, 20 p, 2 p, 5 p, 10 p
• 20 p, 50 p, £2, 50 p, £1, 2 p, 2 p.
• ### Count the coins.

Hints

Remember the value of each coin and write the value underneath the coins in the problem.

Use paper and a pencil to write your addition equations and find the total.

Solution
1. 50 p + 10 p + 10 p + 5 p + 1 p = 76 p
2. 20 p + 20 p + 20 p + 2 p + 1p + 1 p = 64 p
3. 10 p + 10 p + 10 p + 5 p + 5 p + 5 p + 2p = 47 p
4. 50 p + 20 p + 10 p + 5 p + 2p + 1 p = 88 p
• ### Compare the coins.

Hints

When comparing use the symbols > (greater than), < (less than) or = (equal to).

The open section should face the larger number. For example, 10 > 7 or 4 < 9.

Solution

Row 1 shows 25 p is greater than 22 p

Row 2 shows 60 p is equal to 60 p

Row 3 shows 67 p is greater than 64 p

Row 4 shows 47 p is less than 50 p

• ### Count the coins.

Hints

Use this image to help you order and count the coins above.

The first two coins are both 20 p. We will start our addition 20 + 20. Continue adding each coin.

20 + 20 + 10 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 2 + 1 =

Solution

The image above shows the coins in order from greatest to lowest value.

After ordering the coins, create an addition equation with the values.

This set's equation should be:

• 20 + 20 + 10 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 65 p

• ### Chose the correct amount of coins.

Hints

Start with the greatest value coin - how many 20 p coins can fit into 65 p?

How much do you still need to make? How can this value be made with 2 p and 1 p coins?

Solution

Another way to make 65 p is:

• 20 p = 3
• 2 p = 2
• 1 p = 1
20 + 20 + 20 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 65