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In Spring 1 we have been learning all about money. We have solved many multi steps problems using different methods to calculate the totals and to work out change. We had to apply our reasoning skills to make sure we decide on the most efficient method for our calculations.


We have used bar models, part whole models, number lines and column addition or subtraction to work out totals and find the correct change. We had lots of fun handling money! We even had a real sopping session where some of us were shop keepers and others were customers. The shop keepers had a chance to use calculators to check that their pricing was correct! Luckily every one was given the right amount of change :) 

 Fantastic shopping! Fantastic sales!