Australian Money - data gathering and recording, money denominations, internet research.
Get the information straight from the mint!
They even have an education page, with worksheets, activities and puzzles.
We did make our own information gathering document. Add a bit of experience fitting writing into a small, allocated space ....
BlueBelle did rubbings for all the coins (yes, I washed them first!), and filled in the the information using http://www.ramint.gov.au/designs
- how many add up to a dollar
- representing numbers in number symbol and writing
DD measured the coins using one of our many circle templates. Drafting tools come in handy!
Followed by some classic book work!
For the notes, we will copy using a colour copier and revisit the exercise using http://www.rba.gov.au/Museum If anyone has a few hundred dollar bills laying around that they would like to donate to an educational cause, please get in touch ;)
Notes are printed in Melbourne by Note Printing Australia.