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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.

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Fish tank: business start-up

Breed fish to sell at a pet market. Start with two fish and a tank. Examine the costs of food and equipment. Buy items to help take care of the fish and the tank. Think about the business impact of each purchase. Budget to increase stock and maximise profit.


Financial maths – purchasing and pricing

This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories: purchasing within a budget; budgeting and profit-making; purchasing and best buys; and pricing and production volume. In these interactive learning objects, students are encouraged to make decisions in regard to financial situations and ...

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Muffin bakery: price setting

Run a shop which bakes muffins. Investigate the production costs. Look at how profit is calculated. Examine the effects of unsold stock on profit. Maximise profit by working out the best combination of production volume and price. Look closely at sales figures and make adjustments. This learning object is the first in a ...

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Muffin bakery: volume discounting

Run a shop which bakes muffins. Investigate the production costs. Look at how profit is calculated. Examine the effects of unsold stock on profit. Maximise profit by working out the best combination of production volume and price. Investigate the effects of buying ingredients in bulk on unit costs and profit. Look closely ...

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Fish biz: cash flow

Manage the stock and finances of a fish distribution company. Maximise profits after trading for three months. Check your bank balance and stock levels. Pay bills and keep your customers satisfied. Order wholesale stock, take retail orders, deliver stock and issue invoices. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Exploring algebra

Calculate a disc jockey's profit or loss when he sells records. Use algebraic notation to represent variables. For example, T = 56 + 3n (where T is total expenses and n is the number of records produced). Calculate revenue and expenses, then work out the profit or loss.

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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 ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

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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Fish shop: quality or quantity

Serve two customers in a pet fish shop. Notice that one customer prefers a small number of high quality items, and the other customer wants to breed a large number of fish. Look closely at items to check their costs and suitability for each order. Select items to suit the customer's budget and needs, while also making a ...

Interactive resource

Dressing up: beach [French]

Find out words for clothing items in French. Identify clothing items suitable for the beach. Follow instructions to dress either a boy or a girl for the beach. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.


Thrill of the Surf, 1949: Surfing, a national sport

This black-and-white clip shows surfing on Sydney's Bondi Beach in 1949 and includes scenes of surfboard building, surfers riding the waves towards the shore on the long surfboards popular at the time, surf ski riders and a rescue by surf-lifeguards. Final footage includes close-up action shots filmed alongside riders in ...


Australians at the beach, pre-1930

This is a collection of 24 digital curriculum resources focusing on Australians at the beach before 1930. It includes paintings, photographs and swimsuits along with numerous examples of archival film footage showing people enjoying the beach in the early 20th century. The collection is organised into periods - early 1800s, ...


'Safety pays' - asset 1

This is an unposed photograph of a group of young people on a sandy beach, eating and drinking. It was taken from a story called 'Safety pays' in the newsreel 'Australasian Gazette' filmed in 1927.


On the beach at Sorrento, 1922

This is a black-and-white silent film clip of the beach at Sorrento, Victoria, in 1922, with the camera panning across groups of women and men fully dressed or in bathing costume on the sand and going into the water. It includes close-ups of a group of fully dressed women walking with decorated parasols. This excerpt comes ...


Boats at Sorrento

This is a black-and-white silent film clip showing two canoes, one with a small sail, and two larger boats crowded with people at Sorrento, a popular holiday resort within half a day's travel from Melbourne. It comes from the 1922 film, 'Sorrento', showing the area's attractions for tourists.


Beach scenes near Geelong

This is a clip from the black-and-white silent film, 'Geelong', of a group of merrymakers at a beach near Geelong, Victoria, in 1929. It shows men and women engaged in games such as a three-legged race and 'blind man's buff', running into the surf with surfboards and a woman surfing inshore holding a board.


St Kilda beach, Victoria

This is a still image from a silent era documentary film of St Kilda beach, Victoria, released in 1910. It shows a very crowded beach scene with adults promenading along the lower esplanade foreshore and children frolicking and wading at the water's edge. The image was taken c1910 during the time that Luna Park, which can ...


At the beach in Sydney

This is an excerpt from a silent documentary series 'Glimpses of Australia', entitled 'Sons of the surf'. It shows boys in bathers and a man in a suit at the water's edge followed by the intertitle, 'The long roll of Pacific breakers on the sun drenched Sydney beaches offers a temptation few can resist.'. The excerpt ends ...