In Mathematics we are been learning about MONEY!
In Year 2, we want to know how to…
Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value.
We have been enjoying many different ‘hands on’ activities in the classroom, allowing us to practise our money counting skills and strategies!
In our classroom shop we are playing the roles of ‘shopkeeper’ and ‘customer’.
We are learning how to use calculators to add amounts together, making sure to use the decimal point when entering dollars and cents.
Playing in the classroom shop is a great way to practise adding a collection of coins to create a given amount.
In ‘Roll One Dollar’, we race against a partner to be the first one to collect ‘one dollar’.
This game challenges us to think about how to exchange a collection of smaller coins for a bigger coin of the same value.
There are some great apps on the iPads to develop our knowledge and understanding of coins and notes.
We have had fun using ‘Jungle Coins’ and ‘Money Mind AU’.
Our ‘Money Task Cards’ challenge us to problem solve and show our understanding of the value of different coins and notes.
As a part of our inquiry into ‘Necessity’, we have also worked with a partner to plan our own picnic!
We had a budget of $50 and needed to choose items from a supermarket catalogue to take on our picnic.
The tricky part was using a calculator to add up the cost of each of our items (and make sure we hadn’t spent over our budget)!
We are looking forward to some more money fun in our last week of Term 3!