Question Video: Counting the Number of 10-Pence Coins and Finding How Much They Make Altogether Mathematics

Look at the following line of 10-pence coins. How many coins are there? How much do the coins make altogether?

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Look at the following line of 10-pence coins. How many coins are there? How much do the coins make altogether?

In the picture, we can see a line of coins. Now, we’re told in the question what each of these coins is worth, but can you tell by looking at the picture too? Each of the coins is a circle shape, and it’s silver. And as well as looking at the design on the coin, we can also see some words that we can use as a clue too. Can you read these small words at the top, 10 pence. Each coin is worth 10 pence. Perhaps you recognize them when you saw them. It’s a good skill to have. Now we’ve got two questions to answer about this line of coins. Firstly, how many coins are there? Because there are so few coins, perhaps you can see how many there are without counting each one. But maybe we’d better count just to make sure, one, two, three, four. There are four coins in the line, aren’t there?

Now, our next question is interesting. We’re asked how much do the coins make altogether. If somebody said, how much money have you got, what would we say? Do you think we just say I’ve got four coins or even I’ve got four 10-pence coins? We wouldn’t, would we? We’d say what the total amount is. And because each coin is worth 10 pence, we’re going to need to count in 10s to find out how much we’ve got. Let’s skip count in 10s, one number for each coin, 10, 20, 30, 40. These coins make a total of 40 pence. This is how much money we’d have if we had this row of coins.

To begin with, we knew that we had a line of 10-pence coins, and the first thing that we did was to count them. We found that there were four coins. And because each coin is worth 10 pence, we could skip count in 10s four times to find out how much all of the coins are worth. Altogether, the coins make 40 pence.

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