# Max Maths, Year 2, Try it, Amounts of money (1)

## Maths Resource Description

In a practical exercise from the Max Maths Year 2 curriculum, students are tasked with understanding and writing out amounts of money in terms of dollars and cents. This exercise helps to reinforce their knowledge of currency and decimal notation. The activity is straightforward; students are given various sums of money and must separate the dollar amount from the cents. For example, $5.50 is broken down into 5 dollars and 50 cents, and $8.44 into 8 dollars and 44 cents. This pattern continues with different amounts, allowing children to practise and become familiar with the concept of dollars and cents as parts of a whole unit of currency.

The second part of the exercise shifts focus, asking students to determine the total amount of money represented by a combination of coins and notes. This activity requires them to add up the values of the individual pieces of currency to find the total sum. However, the provided text does not include the specific coins and notes that the students need to add up, so the exact details of this part of the activity are not described. The goal is to help children develop their counting and addition skills within the context of money, preparing them for real-world financial literacy.