Sam's money problem
Stage 2 – A thinking mathematically context for practise focussed on using additive strategies with currency and decimal place value
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Mathematics K–10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2023
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- pencils or markers
- your mathematics workbook.
Sam bought some lunch for his family which cost $13.65.
He paid using a 20 dollar note.
How much change will he receive?
As Sam put his change in his pocket, he realised he had been given 1 note and 4 coins.
He wondered what other quantities could I make with one $5 note and 4 more coins?
- What’s the smallest amount of money I might have?
- What's the largest amount of money I might have?
- How many possibilities are there?
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