Thursday 2nd September – Maths

Ordering Australian Coins

I am learning to order Australian coins according to their value.

I know I can do it when I can order the value of Australian coins from lowest to highest and from highest to lowest.

Watch the following video to learn a little bit more about the features and characteristics of each Australian coin:

Using your knowledge of the coins that you have learnt so far, you will be having a go at ordering them based on value. Things you may need to think about:

Does the size of the coin relate to how much it is worth? Is the biggest coin worth the most?

Are the gold or silver coins worth more?

Do the numbers on the coin give me clues?

Independent Task

Make sure you have one of each coin (can be a paper coin).

Please see below for a template of paper coins you can print:

Order the coins in ascending order, from the lowest to the highest amount in value.

Now, order the coins in descending order, from highest to lowest amount in value.

Take a photo of your value ordering OR trace around each coin to show the order you have created.


Can you write the order of the coins from lowest to highest and then highest to lowest by simply writing their value, for example $2, 50c etc.

*Try and remember the symbols used to represent cents and dollars and whether they sit before or after the number.