Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Making money amounts

About this Illustration of Practice

Here a primary school teacher shares how she organises and connects the activities in a mathematics session to meet the learning needs of the students. The teacher scaffolds the learning, building on prior knowledge, to help the children manipulate and make differing money amounts.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.2
Content selection and organisation
Career stage
Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.2
Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
Career stage
Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
  1. How do you ensure your lessons are coherent and well-sequenced?
  2. What can you do to improve the organisation of the content and structure of your lessons?
Learning area
Year level
Year 2
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
St Peter’s Primary School
Year level
Year 1
Related subject
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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This is a year two mathematics session focusing on the concept of money.  The teacher connects the activities by using the same theme, making different money amounts, in order to strengthen students’ understanding of the concepts being taught.

Content provider
Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM)

© Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), 2012 (except where indicated under acknowledgements). You may use, reproduce and adapt this material for educational purposes until 30 June 2019, provided you retain this notice and all acknowledgements associated with the material.