Counting on Money

It's important that children and young people are aware of all the financial things that affect them every day, so that they can make responsible decisions about their own finances as they get older and become more independent.

It's important that children and young people are aware of all the financial things that affect them every day, so that they can make responsible decisions about their own finances as they get older and become more independent.

This collection covers the use of maths, numbers and money; prices of things in the shops, work out which coins to pay with, check the change we're given, and much more. 

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Games

Piggy Bank

4 - 7yrs Students

Add up the value of the coins and share the amount equally between the piggy banks. There are three levels to complete.

Counting on Money Quiz

4 - 7yrs Students

Once pupils have completed the 'Counting on Money' programme why not get them to try this quick ‘end-of-module’ quiz in order to test their financial knowledge?

Piggy Bank Quiz

4 - 7yrs Students

A simple coin sharing exercise, whereby players count the coin value and divide equal amounts between two piggy banks.

Books

Rena and Jay Story book

4 - 7yrs Students

This is the first of two interactive story books where Rena and Jay travel to a Pet Shop to pick a new pet. These are fun interactive books where pages can be turned and read aloud. You can also choose to play the narration which synchronises with highlighted words

Rena and Jay Story book

4 - 7yrs Students

This is the second of two interactive story books where Rena and Jay start to look after their new pet. These are fun interactive books where pages can be turned and read aloud. You can also choose to play the narration which synchronises with highlighted words.

Work sheets

Look Carefully

4 - 7yrs Students

Visuals of coins of different denominations and designs with activities.

Counting Money

4 - 7yrs Students

Adding coin values; adding the cost of specific items.

Money Maths

4 - 7yrs Students

Matching visuals of coins and notes to numerical values.

Matching Values

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Matching money visuals with numerical values.

Coin Counting

4 - 7yrs Students

Matching coins with their values.

Look Carefully 1 (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Students

Look Carefully 1 (Welsh)

Look Carefully 2 (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Students

Look Carefully 2 (Welsh)

Counting Money (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Students

Counting Money (Welsh)

Money Maths (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Students

Money Maths (Welsh)

Coin Counting

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Matching coins with their values.

Money Maths

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Recognising the different types of money in the UK and ranking them in order of value.

Counting Money (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Visual coins to add in simple sums, with a section looking at costs of items, selecting a variety of combinations and working out total costs.

Look Carefully (1) (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Looking at the Queen's head on the front of coins and recognising all the different designs on the backs of a variety of different value coins.

Look Carefully (2) (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Looking at the new designs on the backs of coins since the latest issue by the Royal Mint in summer 2008.

Money Maths (Welsh)

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Recognising the different types of money in the UK and ranking them in order of value.

Fun/Fact sheets

What Makes Up (set)

4 - 7yrs Students

Showing visually the different multiples and combinations of smaller value coins that make up totals of 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p and £1.

Money Smart Tips

4 - 7yrs Students

Simple tips to help young children develop smart ways with money.

What Makes up £1

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Showing visually the different multiples of smaller value coins that make a total of £1 in coins

What Makes up 5p / 10p

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Showing visually the different multiples and combinations of smaller value coins that make a total of 5p and 10p.

What Makes up 20p / 50p

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Showing visually the different multiples and combinations of smaller value coins that make a total of 20p and 50p.

Money Smart Tips

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Simple tips to help young children develop smart ways with money.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

What is 'Financial Capability'?

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

The interactive activities

4 - 7yrs Teachers, Parents

If you are playing on a personal computer, just move the mouse to click on the controls at the bottom of the screen for the story and in the interactive activities, use the mouse to click on the missing words, coins or letter boxes individually.

If you are playing on an interactive whiteboard, touch the buttons at the base of the board for the story and use the track pad on the right hand side for the other games.

Suggested cross-curricular extension activities

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Here we have suggested a variety of extension ideas linked into different curriculum subjects.

Practical activities

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Below is a list of activities you can do with your students in the classroom (or suggest they do at home with their parents), to help them put their learning into practice.

Teachers Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs, 16+yrs Parents

Know the facts

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Discussion points

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Parents Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Word banks/Glossaries

Word Bank

4 - 7yrs Students

Sheets of monetary and financial words explained simply.

Word Bank

4 - 7yrs Teachers

Sheets of monetary and financial words explained simply.