In the early years, children begin to learn about money and financial mathematics by exploring Australian coins and notes. We had fun learning to recognise, describe and order coins and notes according to their values and experimented with counting collections. Children are curious about money and how it works. This unit of work encouraged their curiosity and assisted in building their knowledge of Australian currency.
We rolled the money dice and collected the corresponding coins from the Bank. As our coin collections grew, we learnt how to exchange for coins of higher value. The first person to trade their coins for a $5 note was the winner!
We had fun learning how to do a coin rubbing. We used silver and gold pencils to create a print and looked at the features of different coins.
Piggy Bank Bingo!
Money Puzzles helped us to match number, symbols, words and decimals.
We used an App on our I Pads to learn the value of coins and notes.
We have all enjoyed engaging in activities to learn about Australian money!