Imagine you won the lottery. What extra good deeds could you do? You can use this latest “Winner” Maths Graphic from Duffy as part of a daily Mental Warm-up, as a focus for counting by 100s or as a stimulus for a lesson about Money.
Did you know that:
- There are over 170 different currencies in the world today.
- More Monopoly money than real money is printed each year in the USA – a Monopoly game has $15140.
- Our word “cent” comes from the Latin word “centum” – a hundred, a hundredth part.
- Cattle were the first form of money and the Latin word “caput” (head of cattle) eventually became our word “capital” in reference to money.
- The word “money” evolved from the old Roman goddess Juno Moneta. Roman coins were made in her temple.
- “Bankrupt” evolved from the medieval Italian “banca rotta” (broken bench). Moneylenders worked at a bench and when they ran out of money the bench was broken.
- “Pygg” was a type of clay in medieval England. It was used to make jars to store money. Today we have “piggy banks”.
- Hungary printed the highest denomination banknote in 1946. It was worth 100 quintillion pengoes. That’s 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 (18 zeroes).
- Obsolete bronze 1 and 2 cent Australian coins were melted down to create the Sydney 2000 Olympics medals.
- Australia was the first country to produce plastic polymer bank botes that are almost impossible to counterfeit.
- Fake $50 Australian notes can be discovered by scratching the clear window with a coin. If the star comes off your $50 banknote is a fake.
I wonder what mathematical discoveries and explorations you and your students will make using this graphic?