Wednesday 3rd June, 2020
LC: To be able to compare amounts of money.
Do you remember these symbols used when comparing numbers?
You will need to use these today.
My friend cannot decide which fruit and vegetables to buy and wants to compare the prices.
Which digit do you think my friend should look at first when comparing the amounts? Why?
Did you work out that you need to look at the largest value digit? In this problem, the pounds (in the ones column) are the largest value digit.
What if this digit is the same, what should he compare next?
Did you work out that you’d look at the next largest value digit? In this problem, the ten pence (in the tenths column) are the next largest value digit.
Which item is the most expensive/least expensive? How do you know?
Let’s start by comparing the prices of the pineapples and mangoes.
£3.20 > £2.30
£3.20 is more than £2.30
The mangoes cost more than the pineapples.
2. £2.50 < £2.90
£2.50 is less than £2.90
The blackberries cost less than the strawberries by 40p
3. £3.30 < £3.35
£3.30 is less than £3.35
The tomatoes cost less than the oranges by 5p.
Use what you have learned in order to complete the guided practice.
Remember, this is guided so an older brother or sister, mum or dad can support you.
When you get to the independent work (in your maths workbook) that is when you give it a go yourself.