Mortgages, Loans, Tax Calculations

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.

part 1

part 3

part 4

Part 2


7 Days of Maths: #7

The final instalment of my mini-showcase of the wonderful maths blog that is

A huge thank you to @ms_kmp for continuing to share her great ideas and resources.

Percentages Cubed


This activity combines nets with basic percentages. I like the ‘take it home with you’ element. It would be a nice thing for parents to see. An easy lesson with little preparation and a good payoff.

Fractions Decimals Percentages (TLP)

Below: has some nice err… worksheets:

Fractions / Decimals / Percentages


Below: Blog post from GreatMathsTeachingIdeas about a new approach to converting fractions / decimals / percentages


A couple of nice ideas were tweeted recently:

And a nice idea via resourceaholic at the link.