Focus this week: Year 3 Money

Focus this week: Year 3 Money

Children need plenty of worksheets and activities to work with money and we have a great selection for you to choose from, suitable for Year 3 children. We have a separate category in the Year 3 section just for worksheets on money and have now created sub-categories within this to make it easier to find exactly what you want.

The subcategories are:

Counting with money and making amounts with coins

These worksheets help the progress made in Year 2 and we begin by looking at counting up in steps of 10p as well as adding 10p to amounts. This is quite easy when the hundreds boundary is not crossed, but children do find it harder to count on crossing over the hundreds. e.g. count on 10p from £1.95. There are similar sheets for subtracting 10p.
Practical work, using card coins or real coins must not be overlooked and we have now included using notes in this section.

Writing money in pounds and pence

Plenty of practice needed here: it is essential to show that when writing money in pounds there should always be two digits after the decimal point e.g. 260p is £2.60, not £2.6. Children also need to avoid the pitfall of writing money using both the pound and pence sign – e.g. £3.45p. It should, of course, be £3.45 or 345p.

Addition and subtraction of money

Plenty of practice with using mental skills to add and subtract small amounts of money. This also includes finding change. Finding change from £2 can often be done by counting on and we have a great set of worksheets to help with this. It’s a good idea to encourage children to speak out loud when adding on. For example finding the change from £2 when spending 65p can be worked out by saying:
‘add 5 to make 70p, add 30 to make 100p and add another pound to make £2’. That’s one pound 35p.’

Sharing money equally

More practical work, using coins to help share money out equally.

Money problems

Hopefully children will find no problems with these questions written in words, although two-step solutions often cause difficulty.

Go to Year 3 Money worksheets