# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Amounts of money (1)

## Maths Resource Description

In a practical exercise designed for Year 2 students, the concept of counting money is explored through a relatable scenario. Children are introduced to Jade and Padma, two characters who take out the money they have in their pockets to find the total amount they possess. This exercise is an excellent way for students to learn about different denominations of money and how to add them together to find a total sum.

The activity involves identifying and adding together various forms of currency, including a $1 note, a 50-cent coin, a 20-cent coin, a 10-cent coin, and two 1-cent coins. By combining these amounts, the students discover that the total money Jade and Padma have is $1.82. This hands-on approach helps to reinforce the value of different coins and notes, as well as the concept of adding amounts to find a total in a context that is both fun and educational.