This week we started looking at money and using fake money to create amounts for objects of food. I assumed that my students actually knew and understood the value that the coins and notes hold. But I was wrong!
So I searched for resources online and came across this awesome object with money amount resource. I used this as a starting point once I had introduced money, their value and done some basic introductory lessons.
As an extension, some of my students wanted to create more than one item at once, like a shopping list! So i took this resource and created my own version but with extensions!
In my Money and Food resource, students can create items of food with coins to show their beginning understanding of money. As an extension, students can then add 3 items together and write the total in the box. This could be used alongside fake money to help.
As a harder challenge, students can add the items and their amounts like a shopping list, and write the total in the box. Students could use this alongside fake money too.
I printed off the individual items and had them displayed in like a shop wall, so students could refer to this when working out the total amounts for this activity.
This activity is a great way for reinforcing creation with money and in a real example or activity practice. This is available for purchase on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store or use the code 'moneyandfood' on my website to purchase it for FREE (for a limited time)!
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