Pocket Money

Pocket Money Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is a playful approach to teaching children the basics of financial literacy through a friendly competition among illustrated kids. Each pair of children on the worksheet is holding a collection of coins that vary in type and quantity. The task for the students is to count the coins each illustrated child has, write down the total, and then use the greater than, less than, or equal to symbols to compare the totals. This comparison turns into a fun contest as students help each illustrated character figure out who has the most pocket money.

The worksheet aims to teach students how to identify and count the value of pennies, nickels, and dimes, which are fundamental skills in understanding money. It also introduces students to basic comparison operators, enhancing their number sense and comparison skills. Through this exercise, students learn to perform simple addition to find the total value of coins and then apply critical thinking to compare those values. Ultimately, the worksheet is designed to build confidence in handling and comparing money, an essential life skill.