Meet Piggy Pennies and learn while you fill its belly with golden coins in this augmented reality educational app. Free from Nationwide Education, Piggy Pennies helps children learn about money and saving. Play over 40 levels, answering questions by scanning cards and watching coin characters appear before your eyes. Explore coin recognition, counting coins and saving money for something special by doing chores around the home.
Piggy Pennies comes with a free set of printable game cards from Nationwide Education. Great fun for teachers, parents and teams of children. Play at school, at home or on the move!
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Why is financial education important?
Money is an important topic for the children to understand. It can also serve as a great tool for assessing and developing a wide range of number skills. Through coin counting, the educator is giving a context for counting in multiples. Small coins give the educator an opportunity to consolidate number bonds. Multiples of 10 are being used frequently so there are lots of opportunities to discuss mental maths strategies.
Once the educator introduces decimal recording of prices, they can investigate how the place value system is used and the value and place of the digits. Use this topic as a way to plan and assess other learning objectives as children will be applying their estimation, calculation and number sense skills through their work in this area.
The Piggy Pennies app links directly to curriculum guidance on the teaching of money and personal finance in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
First-level money outcomes and experiences for Curriculum for Excellence Mathematics and Numeracy.
The money objectives from within the Measurement sections in Year 2 to Year 4 of the revised National Curriculum for Maths.
Key Stage 1 money learning objectives.
Year 2 ‘Manage Money’ objectives from the Foundation phase and Year 3 and 4 ‘Manage Money’ objectives from Key Stage 2.
Nationwide, as the world’s largest building society, is keen to help build better life skills for better futures and as such are proud to present this financial education learning resource. It looks at areas of financial understanding, financial competence and financial responsibility.
The Nationwide Education portal is part of Nationwide’s commitment to the community. It is primarily a web-based programme designed for use online - making the most of PCs, tablets, mobile phones and interactive whiteboards at schools, colleges and youth centres.