Money, money, money…

Students were engaged in various hands-on activities using real coins from their Math Toolbox.

In so doing, they were able to recognise the value of coins, use the fewest coins in real life situations, add totals up to 1 euro and give the correct change.

Furthermore, students were able to plan an activity within a given budget.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Teacher

Money: Shopping and Problem Solving

After learning about money, recognising coins, adding and subtracting money and learning about change, the year 3.1 students turned their classroom into a shop. This gave them the opportunity to practice what they learned in a fun way. They discussed what they wanted to buy in a group setting, agreed upon a budget, ‘went shopping’ in our class shop and mentally calculated how much change they should be given.The students were also presented with other hands-on problem solving situations involving money that included the use of receipts, tickets and menus.

Sumbitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.1 Class Teacher


​Whilst learning about money the students in the year 3.2 class handled coins in order to observe and discuss their size, shape, colour as well as the amount that each coin represents.They handled coins to make different amounts of money. Then, they participated in a group activity during which they counted the amount of money in different purses. 

In another activity, the students used coins to make a given amount using the fewest coins possible.The students also investigated different ways to make the same amount of money. For instance, one could make 5c with five 1c coins, with two 2c coins and one 1c coin, with one 2c coin and three 1c coins, and so on.

During another day, the children used coins to determine how many they would need to make a specific amount.  For example, they used 10c coins to determine that they needed 10 of them to make €1 (100c).

Learning about money was so much fun!

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Teacher (Yr 3.2)

Counting Money

During a Mathematics lesson students were divided in groups. Each group was given a handout and some coins.  Students had to use coins to make the amounts written on the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB).  After, each group told the class what coins they used to make the given amounts. These were then written on the IWB.  Students realized that even though some of the groups used different coins they still made the same amount.  Furthermore, they also pointed out which group used the least amount of coins to make the given amounts.  

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

Money, money, money…


During a maths lesson the Yr 3.2 students of Ms Miranda were divided In groups. Each group was given a number of coins ranging from 50c to 1c.   The groups had to imagine that they were going to buy a particular object assigned to them.  Students had to use different coins to make the same amount.  In so doing children learned that they can make the same amount using different coins and rehearsed working out totals beyond 20c.

Money, money, money…


This week the Yr 3.1 students, of Ms Sharon Calleja, have been learning abut money during Maths. The children learned about the different coins of the Euro currency. They were involved in several hands-on activities and group work  to help them understand the concept of money. coins02

One of the activities involved the students counting an amount of money given in a purse. The students had to count the coins and give the correct total.coins03

The second activity was a group investigation, called “How many coins make …?” Different groups were given different amounts of money and asked to find out how many coins made that amount. (For example, how many 10c coins make €1? How many 50c coins make €1? How many 1c coins make 50c? How many 5c coins make 50c? and so on).  Each group was also given specimen coins so as to find the required amounts by handling tangible objects. coins04


Maths with a difference…

On 17th January 2014 the year 3.1 students of Ms Rosette and the year 3.2 students of Ms Rodianne had a hands on maths lesson. This lesson was co-ordinated and organised by the Maths support teacher, Ms Joan Vella.


The students had to make their on healthy sandwich. However they had to prepare their shopping list and then go shopping to buy the ingredients needed for this sandwich. They had to pay for the ingredients and make sure that they were given the correct change.


The children enjoyed their shopping. They went to the baker and to the grocer at Mgarr. When they returned to school they prepared their healthy sandwiches.

Well done to everyone 😉