Lewis the Lion loves the Bolivian Currency

Lewis the Lion was very happy when he arrived in Bolivia because for the first time during his travels in South America, the currency (Bolivianos) was really easy to convert into pounds and pence. You simply had to divide by 10. So, as long as you knew about place value, it was easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!

For example,

1 Boliviano = 10 pence

10 Bolivianos = £1

100 Bolivianos = £10 and so on.

Here are two photos of Lewis with some Bolivian notes and coins:

Lewis the Lion with the front of the Bolivian notes

Lewis the Lion poses with the back of some of the Bolivian notes

Check out Lewis the Lion’s next blog where he discovers how coins are made at the Bolivian National Mint.

Can you set your friends some challenges to convert Bolivianos into pounds and pence or vice-versa, to convert pounds and pence into Bolivianos?

About Helen Molloy

Helen Molloy has been a Primary Learning and Teaching Consultant, leading on the introduction of Primary Languages in the City of Stoke-on-Trent for the past 5 and a half years. She is passionate about language learning and inspiring children into developing a curiosity and awareness of other people's languages and cultures.
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