Sunday, 6 July 2008

Managing Money

For many students learning to find and use a £1.00 coin is the most important step to handling money independently .This does not require knowledge about all the other coins and their value but once students have this skill here are some ideas for developing money handling skills further:
Money skills at
Milestone 7 and Milestone 8 are about recognising coins and notes. At Entry 1 students are asked to know the value of coins and notes.
Developing coin recognition is best done through lots of handling money but here are a few other things to help vary learning styles

Naming coins and recognition by the shape using the theme of a Vending machine from the Learning Portal.
Interactive Computer Activity needs sound .Student should be able to use a mouse. Self Checking .

Make Bingo cards using the small coins from the printable sheets at
They also have large coins which can be printed in colour and laminated .Use these to help the Bingo game or use them in a Target Game where you have to throw a bean bag on to coins.This can be used to develop understanding of the value of coins as well as coin recognition.

In the Milestone 8 number
resource section at Skills workshop.

use the set of resources adapted from Entry 1 Skills for Life materials .It uses money to teach number skills such as more /less/the same. There is also a number recognition page based around vending machines which would tie in with the learning portal game mentioned above.

At Entry 1 you can use the Skills for Life materials

Entry 1 unit 2 .An excellent resource. Lots of colour pictures .

Keeping money safe and looking after your own money is another important area to explore with students with a learning disability.If you are following Edexcel Managing Money at Entry 1 and 2 these will be useful

Ben visiting a cafe and spending his

own money . View this on the excellent

MENCAP website

It also has links to Being in Control a booklet

from Enable which may be too advanced for

some (entry 2) to use as a whole but has great

illustrations and information on banks and budgeting.

When you are exploring banks
you could use the
Interactive ATM

or order a DVD from Speak up on Opening a Bank account .

You can view a sample on the website before you buy.

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