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Money Maths: Level 1

Test your skills and understanding with this money calculations online exercise.

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This is level 1, adding amounts of money. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

26p + 27p

p Correct Wrong

57p + 99p

£ Correct Wrong

£1.90 + 26p

£ Correct Wrong

81p + £1.81

£ Correct Wrong

£1.70 + 19p

£ Correct Wrong

54p + £1.64

£ Correct Wrong

£17.20 + £19.09

£ Correct Wrong

£11.00 + £39.52

£ Correct Wrong

£21.78 + £20.02

£ Correct Wrong

£23.41 + £43.10

£ Correct Wrong

£20.18 + £99.90

£ Correct Wrong

£26.17 + £124.03

£ Correct Wrong


This is Money Maths level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

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This activity is suitable for people all around the world. Use the button below to change the currency symbol used to make it more relevant to you. You may wish to choose an unfamiliar currency to extend your  experience.

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Description of Levels



Coins and Notes - Sharpen your money management skills by recognising and counting current currency coins and notes

Level 1 - Adding amounts of money

Level 2 - Subtracting amounts of money (giving change!)

Level 3 - Multiplying an amount of money by a number

Level 4 - Dividing an amount of money by a number

Level 5 - Finding a percentage of an amount of money

Level 6 - Mixed real-life questions

Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.

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One of the important aspects of this quiz is typing in the answer in the correct format. When expressing amounts of money it is standard practice to include two decimal places if the answer is not a whole number of the major unit (pounds, dollars etc).

Eg., six point seven pounds would be written as £6.70 and not £6.7

For the purposes of this exercise type in a whole number of pounds without the decimal places.

Eg., twelve pounds should be written as £12 and not £12.00

Also note that the currency units have already been provided for you, you do not need to type them into the answer box

The exercises are generated from random numbers so each time you refresh the page you will get a different set of questions.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

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Level 1: Addition

£1.72 + 65p

To perform this addition, first convert 65p to pounds. 65p is £0.65.

So, the calculation is £1.72 + £0.65.

Align the decimal points and add:

\[ \begin{array}{r} 1.72 \\ + 0.65 \\ \hline 2.37 \\ \end{array} \]

Therefore, £1.72 + 65p = £2.37.

Level 2: Subtraction

£92.51 - £70.74

Align the decimal points and subtract:

\[ \begin{array}{r} 92.51 \\ - 70.74 \\ \hline 21.77 \\ \end{array} \]

Therefore, £92.51 - £70.74 = £21.77.

Level 3: Multiplication

£7.29 × 5

Multiply each digit of £7.29 by 5:

\[ \begin{array}{r} 7.29 \\ \times 5 \\ \hline 36.45 \\ \end{array} \]

Therefore, £7.29 × 5 = £36.45.

Level 4: Division

£110.97 ÷ 9

Divide £110.97 by 9:

Perform the division step-by-step just as you do with the bus stop method:

Step 1. 110 ÷ 9 = 12 remainder 2.
Step 2. 29 ÷ 9 = 3 remainder 2.
Step 3. 27 ÷ 9 = 3.

So, £110.97 ÷ 9 = £12.33.

Level 5: Percentage

Find 40% of £56.80

First, find 10% (one tenth) of £56.80 = £5.68.

Multiply £5.68 by 4 to find the required 40%:

\[ \text{Alternatively } 56.80 \times 0.40 = 22.72 \]

Therefore, 40% of £56.80 is £22.72.

Level 6: Mixed Calculations

Sue pays £50 for her shopping. If her shopping costs £27.59, how much change will she receive?

Subtract the cost from the amount paid:

\[ 50.00 - 27.59 = 22.41 \]

Therefore, Sue will receive £22.41 in change.