This is a nice mini investigation using coins for children who are familiar with coins and counting. A yoyo costs 8p, but how many different ways are there of paying using 1p, 2p and 5p coins?

Suitable for Year 1 children it is a good idea to have a selection of these coins handy so that they can count out and record the different combinations. A separate page is available for recording either by drawing or writing the amounts down. An important aspect of this type of work is to check that the same result has not been recorded twice.

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