## Preparation- For this activity you need this coin collection: 10x5¢, 10x10¢, 20x20¢, 10x50¢, 10x$1, 5x$2
- If you can't find enough around the house (ask, don't just take) print these coins (2 pages) and cut.
- Print these playing boards: Money Charts A ... Money Charts B.
- Write the title of this challenge and today's date on a fresh page in your maths journal.
Acknowledgement: ## Getting StartedIn this activity you will add and subtract small amounts of money - just a few coins at a time.But you will do it on a chart that gives you clues about which coins to use each time. You have to find the coins that are missing in all the empty squares of the chart. - Open this Money Charts Starter.
You can read it on screen or print it. - Use only Money Charts A for now.
Work with a partner if you wish. Almost all the mathematics discovered this century has been by teams of mathematicians.
When you think you have the correct coins in every square (including squares with drawings), check your work using the information under Chart A. Remember, the amount of money in each square must be made with the smallest possible number of coins. - Record the finished chart in your journal.
Write a paragraph about how you worked it out. Instead of writing a paragraph, you can draw a cartoon head and use thought bubbles to explain.
## Digging Deeper- Open this Money Charts Starter again.
- Now try Money Charts B.
Remember, the amount of money in each square must be made with the smallest possible number of coins. - Record the finished chart in your journal.
Write a paragraph, or draw a cartoon, to compare the thinking in Chart B with the thinking in Chart A.
## Extra Challenges
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. We have included them to support parents to help their child learn from Money Charts.- Notes for Money Charts.
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