Before money developed, people used to trade items to get what they needed.
Teach your children about money using our handy topic guide!
- Start a discussion about money using this financial education lesson plan for older primary children.
- This sheet is useful for converting pence into pounds.
- These pounds and pence word problems are challenging for older children.
- Take the children to a local shop or supermarket and send them off with a shipping list. How much will they spend?
- Set children some real-life scenarios where change is given – this PowerPoint is useful for younger children.
- Create a real-life scenario to use money skills; can the children plan and price a meal, a party or a day out?
- Download our huge Money Pack for a guide and resources for teaching about money – includes resources for GB Pounds, US Dollars, CA Dollars, Euros, AU Dollars and NZ Dollars!
- Before notes and coins were invented, valuable natural resources were used as money. Some of the items used included; cowrie shells, salt, cacao beans and dolphin teeth.
- The Bank of England holds a banknote worth £100,000,000, known as a Titan.
- The first known paper currency was issued in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 BCE)
- The place where money is manufactured is called a mint.
- Banknotes often have pictures of important people on them. For example, the $1 note has a picture of US President George Washington.
Money Song for Children UK
This song is great for teaching coin recognition for small UK coins.
Running time: 1:52
Get Your Money Right Song – Learn About Money
A fun Go Noodle song about US coins.
Running time: 3:01
Solving problems with money
How long will it take Abi to save £300 for a new guitar?
Running time: 4:22
Maths – Calculating change KS2
This video lesson covers calculating change using a number line.
Running time: 11:27
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