Teaching resources for Primary schools

MoneySmart Teaching offers quality resources for primary teachers from Foundation to Year 6 that are aligned to the Australian curriculum.

Our units of work and teacher guides give educators lesson plans that they can take directly into the classroom. Our digital activities help students to learn real life skills like recognising and counting money and managing a budget.

Note:  Downloadable files on this page are under 2MB unless stated otherwise.

Featured resource: How much love can fit into a shoebox?

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In our Year 4 maths unit How much love can fit into a shoebox?, students investigate the possible contents of 'shoeboxes of love', which can be donated to children in need.

Each student will present a plan for a shoebox of love, using the mathematics of the unit with supporting calculations and appropriate explanations. 

Aligned with Australian Curriculum English and mathematics, students will read and interpret different texts for meaning and make connections between fractions and decimal notation, and solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change.

Teacher guide

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Teacher Guide for teachers of primary and secondary students 

Teacher Guide for teachers of primary and secondary students (6.6MB)

Note: The Teacher guide references the  National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework.

Units of work

All ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching units of work include an assessment rubric. 

Refer to Australian Curriculum Links section below for updated mapping of all units of work to Australian Curriculum V8.3 by Content descriptor, Achievement standard and Learning area.

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Years F-2 Integrated - Pancakes can make a difference 

Big book - Ava makes a difference (PDF)

Big book - Ava makes a difference (digibook)

Years F-2 Integrated - Pancakes can make a difference (7.7MB)

Year 3 Integrated - The house of needs and wants 

Year 3 Integrated - The house of needs and wants (2.5MB)

Year 4 Integrated - Advertising detectives 

Year 4 Integrated - Advertising detectives (4MB)

Year 5 Integrated - Never too young to be MoneySmart with clothes 

Year 5 Integrated - Never too young to be MoneySmart with clothes (2.2MB)

Year 6 Integrated - The fun begins: Plan, budget, profit! 

Year 6 Integrated - The fun begins: Plan, budget, profit! (2.8MB)

Year 1 Mathematics - Bertie's socks 

Big book - Bertie's socks (PDF)

Big book - Bertie's socks (digibook)

Year 1 Mathematics - Bertie's socks (14MB)

Year 2 Mathematics - Keiren's coin (14MB)

Big book - Keiren's coin (PDF)

Big book - Keiren's coin (digibook)

Year 2 Mathematics - Keiren's coin (18MB)

Year 3 Mathematics - Sal's secret (3MB)

Big book - Sal's secret (PDF)

Big book - Sal's secret (digibook)

Year 3 Mathematics - Sal's secret (13MB)

Year 4 Mathematics - How much love can fit into a shoebox? 

Year 4 Mathematics - How much love can fit into a shoebox? (5MB)

Year 5 Mathematics - Hey! Let's have a big day out! 

Year 5 Mathematics - Hey! Let's have a big day out! (4.5MB)

Year 6 Mathematics - It's raining cats and dogs … and chickens? 

Year 6 Mathematics - It's raining cats and dogs … and chickens? (2.5MB)

Innovation and enterprising behaviours: Case study 

Innovation and enterprising behaviours: Case study 

Australian Curriculum links

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Australian Curriculum (V8.3) mapping by Content descriptors and Achievement standards - Units of Work Foundation - Yr 6new icon

Australian Curriculum (V8.3) mapping by Content descriptors and Achievement standards - Units of Work Foundation - Yr 6new icon

Australian Curriculum (V8.3) mapping  by Learning Area - Units of Work  Foundation - Yr 6new icon

Australian Curriculum (V8.3) mapping  by Learning Area - Units of Work  Foundation - Yr 6new icon 

New South Wales syllabus mapping to ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching Primary resources 

New South Wales syllabus mapping to ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching Primary resources 

Digital activities - Foundation - Year 2

Digital activities - Year 3 - Year 4

Digital activities - Year 5 - Year 6


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Last updated: 28 Nov 2017