Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Exploring money - infants

Content for junior infant class

The child should be enabled to

  • Recognise and use coins (up to 5 cents).
    Sort and name coins up to 5 cents.
    Select appropriate coins in simple shopping activities.
    Use correct vocabulary: buy, sell, spend, coins, cents, how much?
  • Solve practical tasks and problems using money.

Content for senior infant class

The child should be enabled to

  • Recognise coins up to 20 cents and use coins up to 10 cents.
    Exchange a number of coins for a single coin of equal value and vice versa.
    Use coins in shopping activities, tender appropriate coins and calculate change.
    Use correct vocabulary: cost, price, cheap/expensive, change, too much/too little
  • Solve practical tasks and problems using money.
    Which items can be bought with a given coin?
    Spend the same amount of money in two different ways.