Mathematics / Year 2 / Number and Algebra / Money and financial mathematics

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Curriculum content descriptions

Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value (ACMNA034)

Elaborations
  • identifying equivalent values in collections of coins or notes, such as two five-cent coins having the same value as one 10-cent coin
  • counting collections of coins or notes to make up a particular value, such as that shown on a price tag
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Money

Collection

Mixed-Up Maths

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MoneySmart: Money match

This learning object helps students to recognise Australian currency through matching notes and coins. Students match different combinations of notes and coins to arrive at the same value in multiple ways. The learning object has four different levels working through matching: same coins, coins of different values, coins ...

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MoneySmart: Pay the price

This learning object helps students to recognise Australian currency through a supermarket shopping scenario which requires simple transactions. Students match item value with the correct coin and note combinations. The learning object has three different levels working through matching item value to: two single coins, ...

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Using money

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that describes how coins can be grouped together to represent different amounts of money. The resource uses examples of paying for everyday items using collections of coins, particularly when the cost of an item does not match the value of any one specific Australian ...

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Funny money

What do you use money to buy? In this clip we look at Australian money. See the different coins and notes that make up our money system. We investigate if size, (in coins) does matter. Check out how many 5 cent pieces you need to make two dollars. We also look at some currencies used around the world. Find out which country ...

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Pay the price

This activity gives students practice in identifying the value of coins and notes. It also reinforces the concept of exchanging money for goods. The different levels all use a shopping context and the same basic functionality. Each level takes approximately 15 minutes.

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Notes and coins

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, that describes the coins and notes of Australian currency. It distinguishes between coins and notes, and orders them according to their value. It explains that they both come in different sizes and colours and that notes are worth more than coins. The resource introduces ...

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Money match

Match Australian money cards. Choose from four levels matching coins (6 cards), matching coins (12 cards), Matching coins and notes or matching values.

Teacher resource

Show me your money - years 1 and 2

This is a teacher resource consisting of a set of student activities designed to encourage learning about the appearance and value of money, accompanied by copy masters and a detailed teacher guide for each activity. The activities make use of Australian coins and notes, and also Japanese and Singaporean coins, and include ...

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MoneySmart: Kieren's coin

This is a year 2 mathematics unit of work about money. The unit is intended to take about 10 hours of teaching and learning time. It consists of 11 student activities supported by teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Student activities include responding to a story about a rare foreign coin, interacting ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: Pancakes can make a difference

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the mathematics, English and science curriculums around a student fundraising event. The resource is intended for the early years. It consists of 15 student activities supported by teacher notes on the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of the unit. Student activities include ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: Maths for primary teachers - online professional development module

ASIC's MoneySmart Maths for primary teachers is an online professional development module which explores authentic learning for students through money and financial mathematics and aligns to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The module will assist teachers to make learning more meaningful for their students, ...

Teacher resource

Making money amounts

Here a primary school teacher shares how she organises and connects the activities in a mathematics session to meet the learning needs of the students. The teacher scaffolds the learning, building on prior knowledge, to help the children manipulate and make differing money amounts.

Teacher resource

Investigating Australian coins

This teaching and learning unit of work contains five lessons that explore Australian coin currencies. Students learn to recognise, describe and order coins according to their values and experiment with counting small coin collections.

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Using money

A primary school teacher demonstrates how she selects and uses content and resources that provide connections with students’ prior knowledge or experiences in using money.

Interactive Resource

Whole numbers level 3: numbers to 100

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of early number concepts to 100 and beyond. This is the third of seven levels in a series focusing on whole numbers to six digits. This level introduces some ideas about money and shopping. Each level includes interactive drills and practice in a ...

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Whole numbers level 4: numbers to 1000

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of number concepts to 1000 and beyond. This is the fourth of seven levels in a series focusing on whole numbers to six digits. This is the fourth level and develops some ideas about money and shopping. Each level includes interactive drills and practice ...

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Addition and subtraction level 3: addition practice

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of ideas associated with addition and subtraction of whole number collections of objects and progresses to more abstract ideas. This is the third of seven levels in a series that progresses to addition and subtraction of six-digit whole numbers. ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart teaching

This is a website from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for Australian educators. The website provides access to professional and personal learning programs, as well as resources for teaching and learning including units ...

Teacher resource

Money

This teaching resource provides teachers of years 2-4 with descriptions of the learning objectives they should be seeking as students learn to develop efficient strategies for counting money. The resource includes illustrations of content and teaching strategies, classroom activities and a PowerPoint presentation for whole-class ...

Teacher resource

MoneySmart: Teaching resources for primary schools

This is a suite of financial literacy education resources for teacher and parent use, developed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). MoneySmart Teaching Foundation to Year 6 primary school resources are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework. ...

Teacher resource

Consumer and financial literacy professional learning module for teachers

This professional learning module provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for educators working within Australian primary and secondary schools. Part 1 presents information about consumer and financial literacy in the education landscape. Part 2 provides examples of how schools are incorporating ...

Interactive Resource

Australian coin history

This interactive slideshow from the Royal Australian Mint provides a series of high resolution images and brief descriptions of currencies from Indigenous barter systems to modern Australian currency. A downloadable fact sheet on Australian coin history is accessible from selected pages within the slideshow.

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Decimal currency

This interactive slideshow from the Royal Australian Mint provides a series of high resolution images and brief descriptions of the transition from pre-decimal to decimal currency in Australia.

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Royal Australian Mint: learning

This website provides a range of resources and activities and activities for students and teachers about the history of Australian currency, the minting process and Australia's decimal currency. Of note is an interactive slideshow with high resolution images of currencies from Indigenous barter systems to modern Australian ...