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# Counting Australian Money- A Beginner's Activity

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This resource can be used in either a Foundation, Year 1 or Year 2 Classroom. It is linked to the Australian Curriculum in the Money and financial mathematics strand.

Australian Curriculum, Year 1 Mathematics Achievement
Standard: They recognise Australian coins according to their
value.

Australian Curriculum, Year 2 Mathematics Achievement
Standard: They associate collections of Australian coins with their
value.

There is a set of 24 game cards which give students practise in counting 5c, 10c, \$1 and \$2 Coins. The activity is a great introduction to counting small collections of coins together through skip counting. This game can help students make connections that knowing how to count by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s is useful when counting money.

You will need to laminate and cut out the game cards. One student will need to shuffle the game cards and then deal to each member of the group. Students will then make the amounts shown on their cards using play money for a hands-on learning experience.

If you have iPads in the classroom you could have students photograph their game card and the coins they have counted using in an application like Pic Collage.

Once students have had a hands on experience with the game, there are also two variations of a worksheet included for students to cut and paste into their books. There are two pages of Australian coins provided to use alongside each worksheet.

I have also included two task cards if you would prefer students to use stamps or draw coins to record their answers.

I hope you enjoy this resource.

Miss Peaches xx
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