“In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of instructor is optional, but the role of learner is essential .” - Bernard Bull
As teachers, we all know the importance of making learning fun and engaging for our students. That's why we are excited to introduce you to this interactive money activity that is perfect for Kindergarten and Year One students. This digital math centre activity will have your students recognizing, counting, and working with Australian coins and notes in no time.
This resource is designed to be used on digital devices such as laptops, Chromebooks, or iPads, and is easily integrated with Google Classroom or Google Drive. You can use it for a variety of purposes, from warm-ups for math lessons to number talks, independent practice, paired or group work, early finisher tasks, and even assessment.
The activity is self-checking, which means students receive immediate feedback on their answers. This fosters a deeper understanding and helps them to quickly identify and correct their mistakes. The majority of the activity is self-checking, but there are also some pure number talk slides included.
The activity consists of a PowerPoint that can be used as a show, or a normal PowerPoint, as well as instructions for using Google Slides and Google Classroom. It is a great option for distance learning and 1:1 classrooms, as it is a paperless and virtual activity that can be easily shared with your students.
We hope this interactive money activity will bring excitement and engagement to your math lessons and help your students master counting and recognizing Australian coins and notes. Thank you for downloading this resource, and we wish you the best of luck in your teaching journey.
Setting up a shop in your classroom for more hands on practice
As teachers, we always strive to make learning engaging and hands-on for our students. One way to do this is by setting up a classroom shop where students can use and apply their math skills in a fun and practical way. Using real money, such as Australian notes, adds to the realism and helps students understand the value of money in their daily lives. Here's how you can set up a classroom shop in your classroom using Australian notes.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
To start your classroom shop, you will need a few supplies. Some things you will need include:
Counterfeit-proof money - you can use real Australian notes or you can use play money that looks like the real thing.
Cash register or calculator - to help students keep track of their transactions.
Shopping baskets or bags - for students to carry their purchases.
Products to sell - you can use small toys, snacks, stationery items, etc.
Step 2: Assign Roles
Next, assign roles for your students. This can include cashiers, customers, and shopkeepers. This helps students understand the different roles involved in a transaction and teaches them teamwork and cooperation.
Step 3: Price Your Products
Before you open your shop, you'll need to price your products. This is a great opportunity for students to practice their math skills and understand the concept of money. You can ask students to help price the products and decide on a profit margin.
Step 4: Open Your Shop
Now it's time to open your shop! Encourage students to take on their assigned roles and engage in transactions. As students make purchases, they will need to count out their money and make change. This reinforces their math skills and helps them understand the value of money.
Step 5: Reflect on the Experience
After the shop has closed, take some time to reflect on the experience. Ask students what they learned, what they enjoyed, and what they would change next time. This helps students reflect on their learning and provides valuable feedback for you.
In conclusion, setting up a classroom shop using real money, such as Australian notes, is a fun and engaging way for students to practice their math skills and understand the value of money. By taking on different roles and participating in transactions, students will have a deeper understanding of money and its importance in their daily lives.
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