Digital activity - Pay the price

Using the character Ava, this activity gives students practice in identifying the value of coins and notes. It also reinforces the concept of exchanging money for goods.

The different levels all use a shopping context and the same basic functionality. Each level takes approximately 15 minutes. 

The activity can be used as a stand-alone resource or in conjunction with the interactive book 'Ava makes a difference' or the MoneySmart unit of work 'Pancakes can make a difference'.

Level 1

This activity requires students to match item value with the correct money from two single coin options.

Level 2

This activity requires students to match item value with the correct money from two multiple coin options.

Level 3

Students help Ava to compare items on a shopping list and select the cheapest option. Students then select the combination of coins required to pay the total shopping bill.  

The resource is intended primarily as a student-directed activity, with students working on computers, or tablets. It can also be used on interactive whiteboards (IWBs).

The activity is supported by teacher notes, parent notes and a curriculum map.

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Resources key

Year Level

  • Foundation - 2

Theme

Understanding money

  • Nature and functions of money
  • Income and expenditure
  • Goods and services
  • Needs and wants

Learning area

  • Mathematics
  • English

Learning dimension

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Competence

General capability

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal and social competence

Genre

Teacher resource

  • Teacher notes and solution

Student resource

  • Activity
  • Interactive
  • Game
  • Group work

Last updated: 08 Mar 2017