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Using Coins

New Zealand is getting new coins. On 31 July 2006 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is issuing new 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent coins and starting to phase out the current silver coins.

This section contains activities about the new coins.

Problem Solving

Coin problems to solve. Numeracy, mathematics and problem solving skills are required.


Games using Coins

Two simple games using coins plus an activity getting students to design and play coins games.


Changes needed when using new coins

Activities looking at changes needed when paying for things using the new currency, including the implications of no 5 cent coin.


Saving and Spending

Activities that focus on spending and saving money and returning old coins to the bank before 1 November 2006.



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