Learning about money

  • Age group:
    Students ages 6 and 7
  • When:
    May or October
  • Time required:
    3 hours and 30 minutes

Area of learning:

  • Environment and consumption

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Learning the value of Canadian coins and bills
  • Recognizing Canadian money
  • Making a purchase under a certain amount


For students ages 6 and 7

Students will look at, touch and learn to recognize Canadian coins and bills.

Disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies Learning progression
Mathematics Reasoning using math concepts and processes
  • Counting real or illustrated money
  • Processing a situation using materials, diagrams or equations
  • Determining an amount or the difference between 2 natural numbers using their own processes

Affected disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies
English Oral communication

Non-disciplinary skills

  • Cooperation
  • Developing efficient work methods