Students take on the role of a house buyer. They are provided with a random house, salary, job and mortgage provider. They have to calculate repayments, monthly salary, affordability, taxes etc. Simple but fun.
I love these kinds of ideas. Playing with numbers until a better understanding gives you a mathematical approach.
A clever way to practice number skills. Make sure you use the second sheet provided (it looks like the pic below).
Great post on how you can use a graph to divide by seven. Maybe once students grasp the concept they could make similar diagrams.
Virtual Salon is an interactive ‘game’ based in a Salon. It was designed to encourage students to think about the maths used in industry (specifically… well, guess). The maths used is not tenuous at all, it’s actually very accurate. Stock checks, salaries, taxes etc.
Might be useful to get some of those disengaged ‘never gonna use maths’ students back on board a bit.