Measures in the primary curriculum
 

Exploring money - first, second and third class

Content for first class

The child should be enabled to

  • Recognise, exchange and use coins up to the value of 50 cents.
    Practise tendering and receiving amounts of money.
    Calculate and give change.
    Exchange a coin or coins for others of equal value.
  • Calculate how many items may be bought with a given sum.

Content for second class

The child should be enabled to

  • Recognise, exchange and use coins up to the value of €2
  • Write the value of a group of coins; record money amounts as cents and later as euro e.g. 135 cents may be written as €1.35.

Content for third class

The child should be enabled to

  • Rename amounts of euro or cents and record using symbols and decimal point
  • Solve and complete one-step problems and tasks involving the addition and subtraction of money.