Thursday 9th September – Maths

Shop and Make

I am learning about different Australian coin values to purchase from my shop.

I know I can do it when I can show different Australian coin values to purchase an item from my shop.

Today you will be using everything you have learnt about Australian coins this week to buy some items at your shop. 

Independent Task

Using items from around your house, create a shop with 5 items to sell.

Example: $2 cornflakes, 50c Ooshies, $1 book.

Each item must have a price tag with the value of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 or $2.

Draw a picture of your 5 items and label the amount next to each.

You will be ‘buying’ each of your 5 items. Explore at least two different ways you can make the total amount to purchase that item.

Show these next to your shopping item by drawing, writing or taking a photo.

For example:

The total of this item is $2, I could purchase this item using two $1 coins or four 50c coins.

Wednesday 8th September – Maths

How many ways?

I am learning to represent money values in multiple ways.

I know I can do it when I can represent money values in multiple ways.

Yesterday you pretended you were the bank and counted the money that I had given you. You counted the dollars and the cents and found the total amount.

Independent Task

Today you will be showing the different ways to make 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 using all of the Australian coins.

Watch the following video to learn more about how you can have the same value of money using different coins.

To complete this task, you can take a photo of real coins you have at home, draw the coins or print and cut the coins found in the document below:

Example: I can make 20c using two 10c coins or four 5c coins.

Optional Challenge:

What coins can I use to make $1.25, $2.50, $3.75 and $4.90?

Tuesday 7th September – Maths

How much money do I have?

I am learning to count money.

I know I can do it when I can count the money given to me.

Today, you are going to pretend to be a bank.

A bank is a place that looks after people’s money and keeps it safe.

People at the bank need to know how to count money to make sure that they can give money back to the customers.  

Independent Task

I will be depositing a small amount of money into my bank account.

You will need to count the money I have given and tell me the total amount that I have deposited.

Download the document below or write the answers on a piece of paper.

Monday 6th September – Maths

Who am I?

I am learning to write descriptive statements to describe an Australian coin.

I know I can do it when I can write descriptive statements to describe an Australian coin.

Last week we were learning about Australian coins.

We learnt about how each coin is different, their sizes/shapes, what they are made of and the figures/animals that are on them.

Today you are going to solve a mystery by decoding sentences describing Australian coins.

Watch this video to refresh your memory about the Australian coins before completing your tasks.

Independent Task

Download the template below or write the questions into your workbook.

Read the clues and answer to solve the ‘Who am I?’ questions.

Once you have completed the questions, you are going to write your own descriptive sentences to describe an Australian coin.

Write 2 sentences that describe the 5c coin and $1 coin.

Think about the features that make these two coins different to all the other Australian coins and what makes them special.

Examples: shape, value, colour, picture.

Carefully select verbs and adjectives to support your writing.

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.

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.

Monday 30th August – Maths

What is Money?

I am learning to share what I know about money.

I know I can do it when I can write/draw what I know about money.

Money is something that is used every day in our lives. Before we learn about the various types of money we have in Australia, it is important to understand what money is and why we have it.

Independent Task

You are going to share with us what you already know about money.

Rule/draw/fold your page into 4 equal boxes.

In each box, answer these questions by writing and/or drawing your responses:

Box 1: What is money?

Box 2: When and where can we use money?

Box 3: What can we spend money on?

Box 4: Where does money come from?