Exploring the difference between linear and exponential sequences and their sums.
Learning to appreciate the cost of credit and the implications of choosing to use credit.
In this first project students are to manage their new phone company with the launch of their new phone, Mokia-0.
End of year assessments for use with BTEC Science students (OCR/MEI).
End of year assessments for use with BTEC Business students (AQA).
This is a short assessment task on the use of percentages in a range of financial contexts.
Recap on percentage increase and decrease: individually, in combination and in reverse.
Introduction to APR: The interest charge that is involved when we borrow money; how to calculate interest for whole and fractional year length terms and reasons why people want to borrow money.
Introduction simple and compound interest (opportunity to use spreadsheets to genereate answers by using appropriate algebraic formulae).
Learning to make decisions about investments by assessing possible risks and rewards.
Exploring the costs associated with studying at university.
This is an open-ended business simulation task, involving calculation, money and estimation.
This introduces where UK tax is spent and income tax rates.
This has the potential to be a big project, involving budgeting for an adventurous holiday or gap year; and dealing with foreign exchange rates along the way.
Introduction to the stock market: Students calculate the new prices for a variety of fictional shares based on daily percentage changes.
Producing a quote: Students produce a quote for building a garden by calculating the cost of materials and producing a precedence table and activity network to schedule the work.
This is a problem-solving task involving large sums of money, based on a true story.
This task considers the financial implications involved with buying or building your own home and includes mortgages; interest rates; income tax; national insurance; scheduling; Gantt diagrams and estimation.
This task involves using a spreadsheet to analyse mortgage repayments.
This activity is based on finding the cheapest train tickets for journeys with stopping stations, where one ticket can be replaced by split tickets (using the stopping points).