Would you like to increase maths and financial literacy skills in key stage 3 students?
We have designed a series of practical team based exercises for key stage 3 that will help to develop students’ financial literacy, maths and business awareness skills.
The Paper Tower Exercise will help develop teamwork, communication and problem solving skills. Students have to work together to build the highest Paper Tower for the least possible cost. Financial and maths skills are put to the test as students work out how much they have spent on resources. Time penalties apply. The exercise easily fits into a single lesson and contains a resources checklist, timings and assessment criteria. Cost only £10
The Oil Rig Platform Exercise A practical problem solving exercise designed to simulate the workings of a team of engineers, trying to find a solution to a problem. Students are divided into teams and challenged to build a small scale model and work out how much it costs to build using only set materials. To test for safety the platform must be able to support the weight of a brick! Will your students design it so cheaply that it collapses or will they spend more money to make it strong and sturdy? The exercise runs over one lesson. The winning team is the one who can build the oil rig, support the weight of a brick and is the cheapest to build. Cost only £20
The Jazzy Jotters Exercise the task is to design, produce and sell Jazzy Jotter notebooks and make a profit. The class is divided into small teams and job roles agreed. Each team is given a £10 loan which they use to buy raw materials and basic equipment. Financial decisions are taken and by working together they strive to make a profit within the time allowed. Students enjoy dealing with the money and haggling for a good deal. Contains worksheets, money, job roles, account sheets and is really easy to deliver. Cost only £25
The Dice Exercise The task is to run a small business that manufactures Dice. Students develop their maths and financial literacy skills and their knowledge of fixed and variable costs, the calculations of total costs, revenue and profit. Students are divided into small teams, given management job roles and a production line formed. Teams are given a £40 loan to buy raw materials and basic equipment. Financial decisions are taken, equipment purchased, the deadline set and production begins. The accountant must keep a careful record of every purchase and every sale. Will the students haggle to get a good deal or just accept the price offered? Who will make a good profit and win the exercise? Cost Only £25
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