Mathematics / Year 1 / Number and Algebra / Money and financial mathematics

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value (ACMNA017)

  • showing that coins are different in other countries by comparing Asian coins to Australian coins
  • understanding that the value of Australian coins is not related to size
  • describing the features of coins that make it possible to identify them
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms



MoneySmart: needs and wants

This resource is two interrelated activities about distinguishing between needs and wants and shopping for best value. The first level shows Flynn, a young child who needs various items for school. Users choose the clothing and personal items they consider essential. They can swap items and review their choices. The second ...


Teaching kids about money

This web page is about how to talk to your child about money, encourage them to save, make a budget and much more. This page is designed to help you have conversations with children about how money is earned, needs versus wants, how money is spent, earning pocket money and making decisions about how many is spent or saved.