Package 3-5 A square of numbers
Money - Help Sam work out how much change he will receive.
Things you need
Have these things available so your child can complete this task.
Pencils or markers
Piece of paper
Before you start
Gather the materials you need for the lesson.
What your child needs to know and do
This task is a written word problem.
What to do next
Sam bought some lunch for his family which cost $13.65. He paid using this 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?
Options for your child
Activity too hard?
Use money to help them work through the problem.
Activity too easy?
Ask your child to work out all of the possible solutions to the investigation task.
Write your own problem involving money where there can be more than 1 possible answer.