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Year level 3-4 Budgeting Economics and business Mathematics

Launch digiactivity

Students organise their own birthday party. They decide between needs and wants, create a simple budget and learn about making wise financial decisions.

This digiactivity is intended as a student-directed activity with students working on computers, tablets or interactive whiteboards. 

Curriculum alignment

Year 3

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Recognise and explain the connection between addition and subtraction (ACMNA054)
    • Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation (ACMNA055)
    • Recall multiplication facts of two, three, five and ten and related division facts (ACMNA056)
    • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA057)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Represent money values in multiple ways and count the change required for simple transactions to the nearest five cents (ACMNA059)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Identify the features of online texts that enhance navigation (ACELA1790)

Year 4

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Recall multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and related division facts (ACMNA075)
    • Develop efficient mental and written strategies, and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder (ACMNA076)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies (ACMNA080)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout (ACELA1793)

General capabilities

Level 3: Typically, by the end of Year 4, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view different types of texts with illustrations and more detailed graphics
  • Numeracy
    • estimate a solution to a problem and then check the solution by recalling addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
    • the change from simple purchases
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • identify and apply appropriate reasoning and thinking strategies for particular outcomes