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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:45 pm 
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My DS has some homework where he has to chart the life cycle of a 1p coin but he can't seem to find a website to give him the facts and figures. Does anyone know of any websites that might be helpful for this?


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What subject is this for? Could it be intended as an imaginative piece on the hypothetical life of a penny (pocket money, sweet shop, down the back of the sofa, charity collection tin etc) If it's meant to be factual I guess the Royal Mint would be a good place to start


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I wondered whether it was more of an imaginative piece...

What a scary bit of prep if it's supposed to be entirely factual!


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http://www.royalmint.com/Corporate/facts/circulation.aspx

the royal mint has some facts and figures on the number of coins in circulation and how they are made.

HOWEVER - is this one of these rather more imaginitive "day in the life of a penny stories" ?????? - where kids have to describe it being in a purse being exchanged for sweets etc - being dropped etc!!! put in to a parking meter / taken to the bacnk / in the slot the at the loo etc???


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Three minds with but a single thought! Have all obviously experienced the child who hasn't a clue what the homework is meant to be - 10 page essay, poster, bullet points etc


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LOL!!! quite right solimum - have frequently had to turn detective to discover what is REALLY needed...... no good starting looking for info until you know the answer to that!!!


Ed's Mum / Solimum - great mum's think alike!!


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That could explain why he can't find the information he needs!! Have asked him again if it's factual or hypothetical and now he isn't too sure! :roll: He is going to double check tomorrow!


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Bless him! :mrgreen:


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that's not quite what I said when I got back downstairs!!!!! :wink:


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Yep. Understood. Got one just like him at home, and I would not be BLESSING him either...more like cursing!


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