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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.