Year 5 Maths Challenge

victorian money

This half term we are learning about the Victorians. Can you complete a Victorian money challenge using the information you have been given?

Bronze: The chimney sweep has earnt 4 silver 6 pence for his day’s work. How much has he earnt in total? Explain how you worked out your answer.

Silver: In my purse I have 3 sovereigns  and 2 florins, how much money do I have? Explain how you worked out your answer.

Gold: Which amount of money is higher 10 shillings or 3 Guinea? Explain how you know.

Platinum: Try to find out what one Pound would buy in Victorian times, and compare to what one Pound would buy today? Is a Pound worth the same now as then? Find out what a loaf of bread would cost then and now.

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