The Money Sense series provides an effective way to build a strong financial literacy foundation for primary aged students to address learning outcomes in HASS and Mathematics. Each title introduces young readers to basic economic concepts and vocabulary in an engaging and accessible way. Information is presented within familiar situations to demonstrate cause-and-effect relationships, encourage critical thinking skills, and reinforce possible financial outcomes resulting from different choices.
Why Does Money Matter? explores the role of money in the lives of people around the world, including its necessity for meeting basic needs, as well as the importance for charity.
Learning About Earning investigates how money is earned and the role of work and earning a salary. It examines the nature of goods and services alongside the roles of producers and consumers.
What do I Want? What do I Need? discusses the important difference between wants and needs, and how these relate to money. Children will learn how to weigh the pros and cons of a purchase, and to equate smart money choices with examples from their own lives.
Why Should I Save for a Rainy Day? identifies the benefits of saving and developing financial discipline in personal habits through real-world scenarios. Children are encouraged to consider how they can practice saving in their own lives.
This series supports the Australian Curriculum Year 5 Mathematics content on financial planning and HASS Economics and Business strand for Years 5 and 6. The titles are current, attractive, engaging and easily accessible starting points for discussion.