F-10 Curriculum (V8)
F-10 Curriculum (V9)
Tools and resources
Compound interest will be one of the most important things you ever learn. Don't believe it? Gen Fricker will explain why. Learn how compound interest works, and why saving now can help you later. Game changer! Then test yourself with ASIC MoneySmart's "Things to think about" classroom exercises.
What are interest rates? What determines the interest rates in Australia? And how do interest rates affect the economy? Listen as Dr Ashton de Silva explains.
Why can a regular sheet of paper be folded only about six times? By folding a sheet of paper in half, over and over, the number of layers and the thickness of the paper doesn’t just double, they increase exponentially. Find out how many times a sheet of paper can actually be folded!
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 ...
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.
This is a 29-page guide for teachers. It introduces graphing of quadratic functions.
This is a 19-page guide for teachers. It introduces quadratic equations and methods for solving them.
This is an interactive game for two students in which they solve algebraic equations, similar to 'Connect four'. The players can choose from problems that are one- or two-step, quadratic, have distributive properties or have variables on both sides, and more than one problem type can be chosen. The length of time each player ...
This is a 13-page guide for teachers. It introduces the use of formulas, and includes substitution and the solution of the resulting equations.
In this laptop-friendly resource, students investigate unit pricing and explore the formulae and concepts of simple and compound interest.
This is a teacher resource for functions consisting of a website and a PDF with identical content. It contains a review of interval and set notation, an introduction to function notation and domains and ranges, and a discussion of finding the implicit or maximal domain of a function. The Links forward section considers ...
Plot functions, create tables, add sliders and animate your graphs. Touch points of interest on the graph to show maximums, minimums and points of intersection. Type in an equation and watch the calculator solve the problem. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.
This unit of work students learn about financial planning through the characters Cathy and Dinuka who are Year 10 students planning to go on a holiday together at the end of Year 12. Students learn about goal setting, saving, borrowing, investing, working with compound interest, good and bad credit, depreciation and inflation.
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.
This collection of resources for Applied Mathematics has helpful links for the six Focus Studies - Communication, Driving, Design, Household Finance, Human Body and Personal Resource Usage. A laptop-friendly resource.
These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use different representations ...