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TIMES Module 22: Number and Algebra: consumer arithmetic - teacher guide

This is a 23-page guide for teachers, providing an introduction to the financial mathematics component of the number and algebra strands for years 9 and 10. A brief history of the concept of money concludes the module.

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MoneySmart teaching

This is a website from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for Australian educators. The website provides access to professional and personal learning programs, as well as resources for teaching and learning including units ...

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Consumer and financial literacy professional learning module for teachers

This professional learning module provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for educators working within Australian primary and secondary schools. Part 1 presents information about consumer and financial literacy in the education landscape. Part 2 provides examples of how schools are incorporating ...

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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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Calculating the impact of interest rate rises and falls

Imagine that bank loan interest rates were around 17% pa. In the late 1980s they were! Watch as Sarah Larsen explains why interest rates rise and fall. Discover how they affect not only the economy of the entire country but also the amount of money your parents may have to spend and save each month.

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Bank loans

When we need to buy a house we usually have to take out a loan from the bank. We have to pay back that loan with interest. A $350,000 loan can mean paying back $869,000! Listen to Nathan Bazley explain why a small change in interest rates can mean a big difference to the total amount you repay. This clip provides a context ...

Interactive Resource

Laptop wrap: Investing wisely

In this laptop-friendly resource, students investigate unit pricing and explore the formulae and concepts of simple and compound interest.

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TIMES Module 31: Number and Algebra: indices and logarithms - teacher guide

This is a 26-page guide for teachers. It extends the study of indices to rational indices and introduces logarithms.

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Tax, super and you

The 'Tax, super and you' website is designed for use by students in years 10 to 12 and their teachers. It includes four modules: Tax 101 is a general introduction, Your tax focuses on individuals, Business tax on companies and the final module explores the concept of superannuation. Six interactive resources accompany the ...

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Compound interest on savings

This is a single-screen presentation that states a compound interest savings problem, reveals the compound interest formula and provides the mathematical steps of the solution before stating in words the final amount accumulated in the savings account.

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Compound interest on borrowings

This is a single-screen presentation that states a compound interest borrowings problem with a high interest rate, reveals the compound interest formula and provides the mathematical steps of the solution before stating the final amount owed in words.

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Explanation of simple interest

This is a short digital presentation explaining simple interest. A simple interest problem involving the investment of money is presented and solved in a number of steps. The method and workings used to solve the problem are shown. Viewers are given time to solve the problem, or arrows on the side of the resource allow ...

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Simple interest and saving

This is a digital presentation about solving simple interest equations. A simple interest equation involving the investment of money over a four-year term is presented. The algebraic formula and steps taken to solve the problem are displayed. Viewers are given time to solve the problem, or arrows on the side of the resource ...

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Simple interest

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses simple interest from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on calculating simple interest. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive questions for students to check their progress ...

Interactive Resource

The financial wizard's apprentice

The Financial wizard’s apprentice is a web-based multimedia resource providing interactive investigation of financial mathematics. After completing a multiple-choice ‘recruitment test’ reviewing some simple consumer arithmetic, the student begins their apprenticeship and advises their client on a range of financial matters.

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MoneySmart: Rookie for educators

This is a suite of resources about making smart financial decisions in six situations where a young person assumes full adult responsibility for the first time. These include buying a car, borrowing money, owning a mobile phone, moving out of home, shopping online, and managing their first job. Resources for each situation ...

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MoneySmart: How can we obtain more money?

This is a year 9 mathematics unit of work about making money. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit consists of six sets of student tasks supported by teacher notes. Tasks include investigating part-time work; surveying class members about the hours they work; using a spreadsheet; calculating earnings and interest; ...

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MoneySmart: classroom resources

This is a collection of seven videos about financial and consumer issues that affect young people. Five of the videos show young people dealing with the mistakes they have made in maxing out their credit cards, buying a car, moving out of home, taking their first job, or shopping online. The secondary school simulation ...

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MoneySmart: MilbaDjunga - primary unit

This is a 5-6 unit of work about prioritising needs and wants, managing finances, and operating a classroom economy. Intended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the unit is organised around the stories of John (a boy at Yarrabah), Tom (an Elder) and Alice (a professional working in Perth). They provide ...

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MoneySmart tool and resources

This is a collection of 30 financial tools to help manage personal finances and make better financial decisions. The tools are grouped in four categories: managing my money; borrowing and credit; superannuation; and retirement. The tools comprise calculators, planners, money and mortgage health checks, apps and an online ...