Money, Money, Money!

This week, we have been learning all about money in our maths lessons!

Enthusiasm and engagement have been high in our classroom as the 3/4C students participated in a range of fun warm up games and real-life maths tasks related to money.

Our learning has focussed on:

  • Adding totals of money using mental strategies
  • Adding totals of money using calculators
  • Calculating change
  • Rounding prices to the nearest 5 cents.
  • Estimating the prices of grocery items
  • Creating a daily menu within a budget using online catalogues.

We have had lots of class discussions about money this week. One interesting fact is that Australia used to have 1 cent and 2 cent coins but they were eliminated from our currency system in 1992. The video below investigates whether the Australian 5 cent coin will eventually be phased out too.

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How has your money knowledge improved this week?

When do you use money in real life?

Were you surprised by the prices of any particular grocery items during your class tasks this week?

Have you ever saved up your money to purchase something special?

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