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Money Bingo - British Coins

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 2

Recognise and understand various denominations of British coins and combine them for particular values.

Explain British Currency Through a Classroom Favourite! 

Teaching students the value of money isn’t just a practical maths lesson

Currency exploration allows students to apply operations like addition and subtraction, subitise value based on the visual knowledge of coins, and translate the figurative values of money to their literal numerical value.   

Through British Coins BINGO, students will practise counting money—first by identifying coins and their value, then by recognising the coins needed to get the total sum. 

How to Play British Currency BINGO

Students will need BINGO counters or manipulatives to keep track of the words on their cards. 

Students place a counter on the FREE space. They will listen to each calling card, determine which combination of coins adds up to the total read, and cover the denomination if it appears on their BINGO board. 

The first student to get 5 in a row across their board wins. 

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

​​If students struggle with the content, refer them to a visual reminder like currency posters or an anchor chart.  

You can also use this game in maths rotations, and additional full-class learning opportunities like maths warm-ups, lesson reviews, and more. 

➕ Extend Game Play

In addition to 5 across, play alternate forms of BINGO like:

  • 3 Down
  • 4 Corners
  • Plus sign
  • Full house

💷 Money Skills Group Lesson 

Use a single BINGO card and number each square in order, 1-15. Ask students to number a piece of paper to use as a recording sheet. Using your smartboard or another projection device, display a BINGO card and have students add the coins in each square, writing their answers in the space on their sheet that matches the board. 

👯 Match Me If You Can

In your guided maths group, give each student 3 cards that only they can see. Using a single BINGO board, point to a square and have students identify its value as a group. The student who has the matching number card lays it face up in front of them. The first person to have all their cards face up wins.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

This resource includes a set of 34 game boards and 42 calling cards. Click on the Download button to access your full-colour PDF. 

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

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