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

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7 Days of Maths: MathsSandpit.co.uk #7

The final instalment of my mini-showcase of the wonderful maths blog that is mathssandpit.co.uk

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

Percentages Cubed

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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: Worksheets.com has some nice err… worksheets:

Fractions / Decimals / Percentages

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

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A couple of nice ideas were tweeted recently:

And a nice idea via resourceaholic at the link.