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)