Lesson Plan: Subtracting Money: GBP Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find the difference between two amounts of money in either pounds or pence by subtracting within 100.


Students will be able to

  • solve one-step problems by finding the difference between two amounts of money,
  • model problems with bar models,
  • find the difference between amounts in pound and amounts in pence,
  • write subtraction equations using the correct monetary symbols (£ and p).


Students should already be familiar with

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


Students will not cover

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

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