This activity is ideal for a spelling centre and combines both literacy (spelling) and numeracy (money) in the one task.
Students work out what their spelling word is worth by assigning each letter a coin value (according to the card). They then need to add the coins together to work out each words total value.
Two different student worksheets are supplied to cater for various strategy levels.
Worksheet 1 - value in both written form and numeric (ie eighty five cents / 85¢) Worksheet 2 - value in both written form, numerical form and the coins used. For the ‘coins used’ section you may either supply your students with a row of printed coins (attached as the last page), draw the coins or use coin stamps.
Worksheets for 10 spelling words and 15 spelling words are included. 11 pages in total
NOTE - AS THE TITLE EXPLAINS THIS IS FOR AUSTRALIAN CURRENCY, NOT US.