Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

FSMQ Level 1 Money management - original activities

These Nuffield  activities are needed for the AQA courses in Free-Standing Maths and Use of Maths but have not been revised by Nuffield. See also the revised activities.

Bank statement Teacher contribution

Students create a spreadsheet to show income and expenditure over two months then analyse the information using graphs, charts and statistical measures.
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Assignment with structured section on best buys followed by an extension giving students the opportunity of working independently.
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Bills

Simulated water, electricity and gas bills, and exercises  based on these bills and an assignment. Exercise involves checking calculations and using the spreadsheet.

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Calculating VAT Teacher contribution

Worksheet to give students practice with working out 5% VAT on fuel bills.    Student and teacher notes Word    Student and teacher notes pdf

Car costs

Students use a datasheet and spreadsheet to keep an account of the cost of running a car.
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Convert currency

Interactive spreadsheet for practice in converting between £ and euros and £ and dollars.

Create a bank statement

Sheet of transactions to put in order to create a bank statement.
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Earning interest  Teacher contribution

Students use information from the internet to investigate the interest earned on an inheritance in different savings accounts.
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Find per cent

Find per cent without a calculator and on a spreadsheet.

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Firefighters pay  Teacher contribution

Students compare rises of 11%, 16% and 40% in the annual pay of 4 different ranks of firefighters and the difference this might make to a fireman's savings.  Teacher spreadsheet
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Have a holiday

Data sheet giving information about holiday costs, with an assignment and questions. Optional use of  spreadsheet.

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Ordering from a catalogue   Teacher contribution

Students choose furniture for a bedroom and complete an order form. Also includes use of a scale diagram.
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Party time  Teacher contribution

Students use on-line shopping to find best buys and cost a party. Optional use of spreadsheet.
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Sale

Students use a spreadsheet to work out sale prices and check their results.

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Student budgets  Teacher contribution

Spreadsheet showing a student's bank balance over a term and a worksheet based on it.