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Making change Brainteaser

by David, 3 October 2018 | 0 comments

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Australia has six coins that are commonly used – 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1 and $2. How many different ways can you make exactly 50 cents in Australian coins?

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Thirteen cent coins Activity

by David, 2 May 2017 | 0 comments

small circles of paper with the numbers 1, 2, 5, 13, 29 and 64 written on them.

You’re probably familiar with 20 cent and 50 cent coins. But different countries have different values for their coins. So what’s the best way to number coins? You will need Australian silver coins: 5 x 50 cents 5 x 20 cents 5 x 10 cents 5 x 5 cents Pen and paper Scissors Stopwatch Setting…

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Money under the microscope Activity

by David, 9 November 2016 | 0 comments

You will need A new Australian $5 note Magnifying glass (optional) What to do Australian money is designed to be hard to copy. See if you can find all these features!

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Trading game Activity

by David, 13 July 2016 | 0 comments

You will need A copy of the trading game cards, printed out Scissors At least $5 in spare change Counters in four colours Big counter Pencil Paper Setting up

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Lemonade stand Activity

by David, 20 January 2016 | 2 comments

Note: Laws about selling food and drink vary from place to place. Get an adult to contact the local council and check where and how you are allowed to run a lemonade stand before you do this activity. This activity may not be permitted in your region. If not, you could try doing this with…

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Measuring money Activity

by David, 8 October 2013 | 0 comments

Jar full of Australian coins. ©iStock.com/CraigRJD

There are some surprising patterns that can be revealed in Australian coins if you take a closer look.

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