Money and Shopping - Australian version

Money and Shopping - Australian version

This series of lessons covers adding and counting on skills to make totals. It covers adding up multiple-cost items to gain a total cost and extends into working out change. It has an emphasis on investigation and exploration where pupils try different coin combinations and decide which is 'best'. A final extension lesson for older pupils practises multiplication, addition and difference in context.

  • Lesson 1 - Coin Values

    Lesson 1 - Coin Values LESSON +

    Pupils revise their knowledge of the value of coins. They use counting on and addition to make totals with a variety of coins.

    • 5 Documents
    • 1 Activity
  • Lesson 2 - Different Ways of Paying

    Lesson 2 - Different Ways of Paying LESSON +

    Pupils explore different ways of paying and develop an understanding that there is a ‘best’ way to pay, i.e. with fewest coins.

    • 1 Activity
    • 1 Document
  • Lesson 3 - Best Way of Paying

    Lesson 3 - Best Way of Paying LESSON +

    Pupils consolidate learning from the previous lessons using the interactive activity, ‘Best Way of Paying’. This is an optional lesson that needs access to computers for the pupils.

    • 3 Activities
  • Lesson 4 - Total Cost

    Lesson 4 - Total Cost LESSON +

    Pupils practise calculating the total cost of a number of items, in the context of working out how much a mixed bag of sweets will cost.

    • 6 Documents
    • 1 Activity
  • Lesson 5 - Price Combinations

    Lesson 5 - Price Combinations LESSON +

    Pupils work with money values and focus on developing skills in reasoning. They carry out an investigation to find all possibilities (combinations) to meet a target value, beginning to present solutions in an organised and systematic way.

    • 6 Documents
    • 1 Activity
  • Lesson 6 - Calculating Change

    Lesson 6 - Calculating Change LESSON +

    Pupils find the difference, using counting on, to calculate change. Pupils find how much change is owed and then select coins to match that value, both in written and practical activities.

    • 2 Activities
    • 4 Documents
  • Lesson 7 - Buying within a Budget

    Lesson 7 - Buying within a Budget LESSON +

    This optional lesson for older or more able pupils practises multiplication, addition and difference in context. Pupils choose types of fruit to buy within a given budget, then work out the change.

    • 2 Activities
    • 4 Documents