Lets Go Shopping – Working With Money In Maths

You will be given a Maths investigation that you will really love. Here is your scenario:

It is time to go christmas shopping. You will be:

  1. Shopping for a family of 4 – A female ( A mum) 45 years of age, A Male (A grandad) 67 years of age, A teenage female 16 years of age and a young male toddler 3 years of age.
  2. You have $1000 because you had saved all year to buy really good presents.
  3. You can spend as much as you would like on each person but your total spending can not go over $1000.
  4. Make sure you keep a tally of your calculations.
  5. You will be marked on your mathematical evidence e.g. your working out
  6. You must be able to keep a running total of your expensives.
  7. Use you grid book, this will keep your calculations neat and easy to understand.
  8. Record your spending by naming the items you buy.
  9. You will work with a partner.
  10. Have Fun

Here are the websites you must use to go shopping:



Here is a look at the notes and coins that are in the Australian Money System.


Posted on October 19, 2015, in Mathematics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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