Fun day out

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Year level 5-6 Parents Mathematics Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Launch digiactivity

Students learn the difference between needs and wants and how to stick to a budget by organising a 'day out' for their class.

This digiactivity has been designed to be used in the classroom either as stand-alone or to leads into the related digital activity resource. 

Curriculum alignment

Year 5

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Create simple financial plans (ACMNA106)

Strand: Statistics and Probability

  • Sub-strand: Data representation and interpretation
    • Describe and interpret different data sets in context (ACMSP120)

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • Sub-strand: Economics and business
    • The difference between needs and wants and why choices need to be made about how limited resources are used (ACHASSK119)
  • Sub-strand: Evaluating and reflecting
    • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI103)

Year 6

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • Sub-strand: Economics and business
    • How the concept of opportunity cost involves choices about the alternative use of resources and the need to consider trade-offs (ACHASSK149)
  • Sub-strand: Evaluating and reflecting
    • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI131)

General capabilities

Level 4: Typically, by the end of Year 6, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view subject-specific texts with some challenging features and a range of graphic representations
    • use developing knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose a range of more complex texts for identified purposes
  • Numeracy
    • solve problems and check calculations using efficient mental and written strategies
    • create simple financial plans, budgets and cost predictions
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • assess and test options to identify the most effective solution and to put ideas into action

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