The children were very good at reading the fraction 1/2 and they worked hard to work out the new cost of items.
During this lesson we discovered lots of children didn't know how to count money or how many cents there were in $1. This led to us spending some time counting money, discovering different ways to make amounts of money and other fun things. We are lucky because we have lots of coins that Sophie's Mum gave our class so we could use real money to count with - we imagined 1cent coins were 10 cents and 2 cent coins 20 cents and 5 cent coins were 50 cents, we used a counter to be our 20 cent piece.
At the end of the lesson I gave the children the opportunity to have a turn in the maths corner but almost everyone chose to stay counting coins!
My home challenge for the children is to have a go at counting coins and talking about different ways to make different amounts.