The sprite way to help students with consumer arithmetic

March 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

My Year 9 mathematics students have been learning about money. We have covered aspects of taxation, simple interest, compound interest and considered that latest executive bonus payments issue in Australia.

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 In order to see the implications of investing wisely we were refreshed with this lemonade stand. This lemonade task met the working mathematically outcome of students using a “guess and refine strategy when investigating unfamiliar problems” (NS5.2.2). This work links with the work that students study in Commerce.

lemonade-stand

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