Mathematics / Year 7 / Number and Algebra / Money and financial mathematics

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate and calculate 'best buys', with and without digital technologies (ACMNA174)

Elaborations
  • applying the unitary method to identify ‘best buys’ situations, such as comparing the cost per 100g
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Proportions,  Purchasing,  Unit cost

Video

Comparing fuel consumption

Is it more fuel efficient to drive or fly between two places? Watch this clip and learn how to calculate the answer. What are the various factors that need to be taken into account? This video was made using the American measurement of gallons per hour, American firgures for the average number of passengers in a car and ...

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What is opportunity cost?

What is the true cost of buying something? Gen Fricker explains that it's more than just money. Learn about opportunity cost - what it is, why it's a helpful tool and when to use it. Simple! Then test yourself with ASIC MoneySmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.  

Interactive

Fish market: explore trading

Buy and sell fish in trading markets in a range of Australian and New Zealand cities. Compare market prices, supply and demand. Explore a range of traders to find the best deals and open up new markets. Find a rare fish. Maximise your profit and reputation as a smart trader. This learning object is the first in a series ...

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Calculating percentage and simple interest: Banking

Most of us use banks to keep our money safe. We put our money in, can access it at any time and earn interest. So how do the banks make such enormous profits? Where does that money come from? Listen to Nathan Bazley explain how the banks use your money and make a profit. This clip provides a context for percentage, simple ...

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How does income tax work?

Gen Fricker makes income tax interesting! Learn about income tax - what it is, how it works and when you have to pay it. Easy-peasy! Then test yourself with ASIC Moneysmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.  

Video

Solving percentage problems

This digital resource is a video demonstration of a procedural method to calculate an unknown quantity, given an amount is a known percentage of the unknown. For a single example, students are presented with an algorithmic, step-by-step, pen-and-paper method. The demonstration is complemented by the presenter's commentary ...

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Mixing Lemonade

This resource is a web page containing an interactive task to explore ratios and proportions. Compare different mixtures of lemonade and develop a strategy for deciding which is stronger each time. The task requires students to apply their understanding of ratio and proportions. A 'Getting started' page, 'Solution' and ...

Online

reSolve: Paint with Numbers

This sequence of three lessons explores ratios through the context of mixing paint. Students investigate how ratios express a multiplicative relationship between two measures and under what conditions the proportions remain constant when the numerical values of both quantities change. The lessons are outlined in detail ...

Video

What is the GST?

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax placed on things people buy with money or things people do for money. Can you name some goods and services that have GST? What about some goods and services that don't have GST? Find out when and why the GST was first introduced.

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Phi challenge

The golden ratio, Phi: fact or fallacy? What about the Fibonacci sequence? We are told this ratio and its cousin Fibonacci occur everywhere in nature. Let's see which of these claims stacks up when put to the test.

Online

Australia's Trade through Time

Using an interactive timeline created by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides 12 series of learning experiences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian trade from 1900 to the present day. Students study videos, tables, images and texts in order ...

Video

Rounding decimals to the nearest tenth

This is a digital resource comprising a video demonstration of rounding a decimal fraction to the nearest tenth. The commentary uses and interchanges between the language of decimal places and decimal place values expressed in terms of tenths and hundredths. Practice questions dealing more broadly with rounding numbers ...

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Small scale measurements

What units of measurements do we use to describe incredibly small things like blood cells and atoms? Watch as you are taken on a journey to explain the different units of measurement that we use to describe the very small.

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Marking up the price of goods

Why do many items cost far more in Australia than they do overseas? Find out how and why Australian businesses mark up their products so they can make a profit. The clip provides the context for calculating percentage mark up and discounts on shopping items.

Interactive

The Numberline

An interactive tool that can help students explore a number line, including points representing integers, fractions and decimals

Interactive

Algebraic Fractions

An animated introduction to algebraic fractions, with a demonstration of simplifying basic algebraic fractions. An interactive quiz is included.

Video

Are plants mathematicians?

Ever noticed that plants are examples of Fibonacci numbers? Watch Vi Hart draw examples of flower petals and leaf growth that follow this pattern. See how plants seem to use Phi (.), the golden ratio. Find out how to make your own 'angle-a-tron' to create interesting petal designs. This is the second in a series of two.

Interactive

Choose your own statistics

Explore the way in which statistics are presented using a wide range of graphs types for ten topics related to human rights. Customise and publish graphs and download data to a spreadsheet program such as Excel to enable further exploration.

Online

Measuring Millennium Development Goals progress

This is a unit of work about progress towards achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Written from a global education perspective, the resource consists of four single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: What do the Millennium Development Goals measure?; Tracking the world's progress; Comparing ...

Online

Using ConCensus for mathematical enquiry

This teaching resource demonstrates ways in which real Australian Census data (in this case data from the 2011 Census placed into the ConCensus interactive) can be interpreted and analysed. Population data is presented both in numbers and as a percentage. The representations include data visualisations, graphs and tables. ...