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Year 5

I can use knowledge of addition to add commonly used prices efficiently

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Year 5

I can use knowledge of addition to add commonly used prices efficiently

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. Prices are often 1p or £1 lower than the next whole number of pounds so £2.99 not £3.00
2. A number line supports rounding and adjusting strategies

Common misconception

Pupils use inefficient calculation strategies such as always using columnar methods.

Promote efficient mental strategies and model clear examples of the use of these.

Keywords

• Round - When you round a number, you are making a number less accurate, but keeping it close to its original value.

• Adjust - When you adjust a number you make a small change to it.

• Redistribution - Redistribution is where part of one addend is moved to another addend.

This is an excellent opportunity to promote and revisit mental and informal calculation strategies which are often more efficient than columnar methods. Take every opportunity to promote efficiency in this lesson.
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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
What is the closest multiple of 10 to 59?
50
100
Q2.
What is the closest multiple of 100 to 299?
Q3.
What is the closest multiple of 100 to 315?
Q4.
What are the addend(s) in 3 + 4 = 7?
+
=
7
Q5.
45 + 29 =
Q6.
2.9 + 2.9 =

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Use an adjusting strategy to solve this: 59 p + 37 p = p
Q2.
Use the redistributing strategy to solve this: £0.26 + £0.59 = £
Q3.
65 p + 99 p = £