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This week is My Money Week in many schools across the country including my own.
For the first time this year, I’ve been asked to contribute some ideas for Spanish activities. I’ve done them in the past but it’s a sign of the increasing willingness – and excitement – on the part of some of my colleagues that I was specifically asked this time.
So off I popped to do some research and found a site called MamutMatemáticas where I found some resources for all sorts of mathematics in Spanish!
There are free resources for each topic as a sample – there are five for Dinero (see below) and I could have just used those. However, for £2 I downloaded a 52 page PDF offering ideas and worksheets on recognising coins, adding up, giving change, c to € and vice versa, prices and solving word puzzles.
So, in conjunction with the euro coins that are lying in the Maths cupboard, year4 are next week going to do some Spanish maths. Again. (I need to tell you about my excursion into CLIL but that’s for another day…)
The instructions won’t make much sense without the PDF but I’ll share them if anyone buys it!
I also found a number of sites that might help with the week –
facts about currencies – http://kids.yahoo.com/reference/world-factbook/currency
online activity on currencies – http://www.pitara.com/activities/quiz/online.asp?qname=currencies
making amounts of money in euros http://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/makemeEURO.html
a VERY challenging game that involves buying items to an exact amount of money http://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/games/picknmixEURO.html
this one’s about giving change http://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/games/changeEURO.html
I’m sure there are plenty of other sites too that offer similar activities. I’d be interested to know if you’d like to share some!
PS here are the sample sheets on money from Mamutmatematicas –