Lesson Plan: Adding and Subtracting Money: GBP Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use addition and subtraction to solve two-step problems, such as finding the amount of money spent and the amount of change received.


Students will be able to

  • solve two-step problems involving money,
  • use models to help them choose the correct calculation,
  • write addition and subtraction equations using the correct monetary symbols £ and p,
  • write a sentence in words to answer a word problem.


Students should already be familiar with

  • recognizing coins and notes used in the UK and identifying their monetary value,
  • adding by counting on, partitioning, and regrouping,
  • subtracting by counting on and counting back.


Students will not cover

  • converting between pounds and pence,
  • adding pounds and pence,
  • decimal notation for money.

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