Mathematics / Year 3 / Number and Algebra / Money and financial mathematics

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Curriculum content descriptions

Represent money values in multiple ways and count the change required for simple transactions to the nearest five cents (ACMNA059)

Elaborations
  • recognising the relationship between dollars and cents, and that not all countries use these denominations and divisions (for example Japanese Yen)
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Money,  Purchasing

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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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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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MoneySmart: Money and people

This learning object introduces students to currencies around the world. Students ask questions of children around the world to find out about their currency, how much they pay for similar items, what they save money for and how they earn it. Students can then set up their own profile to record information about Australian ...

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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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MoneySmart: Money maps

This learning object helps students to explore the history of currency including bartering, the development of cash systems, and the arrival of cards and ATMs, both in Australia and around the world. It provides an interactive time line which spans the development of currency around the globe from 9000BCE to today, and ...

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

MoneySmart: The house of needs and wants

This is a unit of work integrating aspects of the mathematics, English and science curriculums around planning a school breakfast. The unit was written for year 3 and is intended to take about 12 hours. It consists of 11 student activities supported by teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Student activities ...

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MoneySmart: Sal's secret

This is a year 3 mathematics unit of work about saving and budgeting for a class party. The unit is intended to take about 10.5 hours of teaching and learning time spread over some months. It consists of nine student activities supported by teacher notes on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Student activities include ...

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Addition and subtraction level 5

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of ideas associated with addition and subtraction of whole numbers from concrete contexts to abstract settings including written algorithms to four digits. This is the fifth of seven levels in a series that progresses to addition and subtraction ...

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Addition and subtraction level 4: facts

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of ideas associated with addition and subtraction of whole numbers from concrete contexts to abstract settings including algorithms. This is the fourth of seven levels in a series that progresses to addition and subtraction of six-digit whole numbers. ...

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MoneySmart: helping out

This is an activity about making choices to raise money for imaginary animals called gumbutangs. Their habitat is being eradicated and something must be done to save them. The user's first choice is between two websites, one a trusted one, the other a scam site. Then they are given choices about how to raise money for the ...

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 ...

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Mixed-Up Maths

Join our host, Ed, as he finds himself in all types of situations where only his knowledge of Maths can help him. From saving the planet from Aliens, to creating a superhero that can stop a strawberry milkshake tidal wave. From searching for buried treasure, to jumping like a daredevil, or planning the greatest circus party ...

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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, ...

Interactive Resource

One hen: microfinance for kids

This is an interactive resource that explores small enterprise microfinance and basic principles of business, with an emphasis on food and fibre industries around the world. It is based on the children's book 'One hen', which tells the story of a boy from Ghana who uses microfinance to help him establish a farm and support ...

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. ...

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Probability and pancakes

This is an integrated unit of work around the Kenyan village tale, 'Mama Panya's Pancakes'. Intended for years 3 and 4 and written from a global education perspective, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Possibly, possibly not; Mama Panya's Pancakes; Mapping the journey; How much and ...