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Must Have Australian Money Printables

Our Must Have Australian Money Printables are for teachers who want happy, engaged, and confident students.  Tried and tested, research based, teaching resources guaranteed to build deep understanding of the Australian money math concept.

Teaching kids about money is a really fun concept to teach, especially with our Australian Money Printables!

There’s so many sub-concepts to teach so you’ll need a BIG stash of math printables for teaching your money lessons. 

First things first, before we get into the printables, it’s a good idea to get the big picture about who teaches what and when, for teaching Australian Money. So here’s the curriculum breakdown of what to teach.

The Money concept can be found in the Number & Algebra Strand of the Mathematics Learning Area, under “Money and Financial Mathematics.”

In the past All year levels from Primary year level curriculum would include some type of learning outcome from Foundation to Year 6.

However things have changed, don’t they always, and you will find that most Australian States, don’t have money listed in the curriculum until YEAR 1, with exceptions for:

  • Victoria – Foundation Years – VCMNA075 – “Represent simple, everyday financial situations involving money
  • NSW – Early Stage 1 Stage Statement -“They use the language of money and recognise the coins and notes of the Australian monetary system”.
Click each arrow to see the Scope & Sequence Teaching Focus for Australian Money.

The teaching focus in Year 1 is on:

  • Recognising, describing and ordering Australian coins according to their values
  • Showing that coins are different in other countries by comparing Asian coins to Australian coins
  • Understanding that the value of Australian coins is not related to size
  • Describing the features of coins that make it possible to identify them


For Year 2 the teaching Focus is on:

  • Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value
  • Identifying equivalent values in collections of coins or notes, such as two five-cent coins having the same value as one 10-cent coin
  • Counting collections of coins or notes to make up a particular value, such as that shown on a price tag

In Year 3 Students learn to:

  • Represent money values in multiple ways and count the change required for simple transactions to the nearest five cents.
  • Recognise the relationship between dollars and cents, and that not all countries use these denominations and divisions (for example Japanese Yen)

The teaching focus includes:

  • Solving problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies
  • Recognising that not all countries use dollars and cents, eg India uses rupees
  • Carrying out calculations in another currency as well as in dollars and cents, and identifying both as decimal systems

For Year 5, Students:

  • Create simple financial plans
  • Create a simple budget for a class fundraising event
  • Identify the GST component of invoices and receipts

In Year 6, Students:

  • Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies
  • Use authentic information to calculate prices on sale goods

Australian Money Printables

Based on our research of the Australian Curriculum and State Mathematics Curriculums we created and  arranged our Australian Money Printables into the following areas:

  1. Coin Recognition – Recognise features, describe & order coins
  2. Note Recognition – Recognise features, describe & order notes
  3. Collections – Count and order small collections of notes & coins
  4. Equivalences – Show money values in multiple ways
  5. Change – Give change to nearest 5 cents
  6. Problem Solving -Solve money word problems involving change
  7. Simple Financial Planning – simple budgets
  8. Percentage Discounts

Click each image below to start downloading resources for teaching Australian Money…

Giving Change {Australian Money}
Australian Counting Money Math Center Games {Coins & Notes}
Math Classroom Posters, Charts & Display
Australian Money Printables, Games & Worksheets {Notes}
Best Money Lesson Plans & Printables {Hands-On & FUN!}
Measurement Word Wall {Math Vocabulary Builder}


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