Wednesday 1st September – Maths

Investigating and Comparing Coins

I am learning to explore the shape and colour of each Australian coin.

I know I can do it when I can compare the shape, size, and colour of Australian coins.

Today’s task will have you exploring and recognising Australian coins based on their size and shape.

Independent Task

You need to investigate and compare the shape and size of each Australian coin, by tracing around the edge of a coin.

Categorise each coin by colouring it in, in either silver/grey or yellow/gold).


Can you recognise each coin just by looking at the traced outline?

What do you notice about the size?

Does a coin size have anything to do with their value?

Tuesday 31st August – Maths

Coin Rubbing

I am learning to recognise different Australian coins by their features.

I know I can do it when I can identify the features of Australian coins, including the animal and number.

Throughout the week you are going to learn more about the value of each of the Australian coins and how much they are worth.

Today our focus is on identifying the features of each of the coins and what makes them different from one another.

Watch the following video to learn more about Australian coins:

Independent Task

You will need a few Australian coins, a piece of paper and a crayon or pencil.

Place a variety of coins under a piece of paper. Using your pencil/crayon, shade the surface of the coin.

With a family member, discuss the key features of each design that appears in the coin rubbings.

What Australian animals can you see? Write the type of animal you see next to each coin rubbing.

Write a sentence detailing which of the coins is your favourite and why? For example: 

My favourite coin is the 20c coin because it is big and I like platypuses OR My favourite coin is the $2 coin because it is worth the most and I could buy more things with it. 

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 2nd September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.