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Year level F-2 Shopping Mathematics English

Launch digiactivity

Students practice identifying the value of coins and notes while exploring the concept of exchanging money.

This digiactivity has been designed to be used in the classroom either as stand-alone or for use with the related unit of work or digibook resource.

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

Curriculum alignment

Foundation Year

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002)
    • Compare, order and make correspondences between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning (ACMNA289)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)
  • Sub-strand: Phonics and knowledge
    • Know how to read and write some high-frequency words and other familiar words (ACELA1817)

Year 1

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts (ACMNA015)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Recognise, describe and order Australian coins according to their value (ACMNA017)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links (ACELA1450)
  • Sub-strand: Phonics and knowledge
    • Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words (ACELA1821)

Year 2

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies (ACMNA030)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value (ACMNA034)

General capabilities

Level 1: Typically, by the end of Foundation year, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view simple texts with familiar vocabulary and supportive illustrations
    • listen and respond to brief questions and one and two step instructions, listen for information in simple spoken texts and respond to audio texts and texts read aloud
    • interpret simple texts using comprehension strategies
    • recognise the different meanings of words and images in imaginative and informative texts
  • Numeracy
    • connect and order number names, numerals and groups of objects using numbers up to two digits
    • recognise the different value of coins and notes in the Australian monetary system
    • identify quantities such as more, less and the same in everyday comparisons
  • ICT
    • identify and safely operate ICT systems to complete relevant simple specified tasks and seek help when encountering a problem

Level 2: Typically, by the end of Year 2, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view texts with illustrations and simple graphics
    • listen to two or more step instructions for undertaking learning tasks, listen for information about topics being learned in spoken and audio texts and respond to texts read aloud
    • interpret and use texts to explore topics, gather information and make some obvious inferences using comprehension strategies
  • Numeracy
    • model, represent, order and use numbers up to four digits
    • estimate the solution to a problem and then calculate the answer
    • identify and use combinations of coins and notes for simple purchases
  • ICT
    • identify and safely operate a selected range of appropriate devices, software, functions and commands when operating an ICT system and attempt to solve a problem before seeking help.