Almost every day you
will need to handle cash, maybe to pay the
milkman or to buy your favourite chocolate
treat at
the newsagents. This section will help you
to see how confident you are with cash and
how to improve your confidence levels. Start
by taking
the quick 7 question quiz below.

There are some simple methods you can use to check
your change.

Method1 counting
on in ones and tens. This is what shopkeepers
do when they count your change
into your hand.

For example. You buy sweets for 65p and give £1
to the shop keeper.

65p

to

70p

then

80p

then

90p

then

£1.00

5p then 3 lots of 10p
= 35p

Activity: Why don't you try counting on?

Method2 use near numbers & adjust.
This is a quick rounding up and estimation process.

65p is near 70p.

£1 - 70p = 30p
add 5p 35p

Now why don't you try the examples on the
right, check your answers by clicking 'had a go?' on each.

Supermarket shopping Shopping
can be really difficult. The children asking for sweets, the
baby crying in the trolley and then you get to the checkout
and you've spent too much!

There are two things you could do to help
next time you go shopping.

Rounding up Rounding means to express a number to a required degree of
accuracy.

Rounding
up means estimating the cost of what you buy. The apples
cost 39p but you round it up to 40p. So as you shop you add
up in your head but you overestimate. This way, you'll always
have enough money at the checkout. For example;

Activity: Now you have
a go. The supermarket's actual price is shown next to each
item. In the box beside the price, round up to the nearest 10p.
When have an answer correct you will be told. Try and get them
all.

Activity: Now
why not try some more cash counting
excercises with the Money Matters to
me interactive drinks
machine simulator.