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Introduction

This set of materials emerged from a stated need among many mathematic teachers in England to have a wider range of mathematics rich resources to help them to contribute to learning in financial capability. With the backing of the Department for Education and Skills, pfeg has been able to explore different ways of teaching mathematics to enable young people to see more clearly the everyday relevance of the subject.

Having arrived on holiday you are likely to want to spend money. This series of activities will look at currency, exchange and exchange rates. Pupils will be able to compare prices and assess value in different countries by comparing prices and examining rates of exchange.

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Section 1: Broadening our horizons

This series of activities is based around the theme of Tourism. It will allow pupils to compare a range of chosen countries and consider all the factors associated with why people chose certain holiday destinations.

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Section 2: Choosing my holiday destination

Having reflected widely on the range of countries that people visit and why countries become popular destinations, the next series of activities sets the pupils the task of choosing a holiday destination for their own and planning a trip.

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Section 3: How will I pay for my holiday?

Having chosen their holiday destination, pupils will then spend time looking at how they will get the necessary funds to go on their chosen holiday. They will look at saving and borrowing options.

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Section 4: How will I get to my holiday destination?

This series of activities will focus on the business of getting to your holiday destination. Pupils will compare the cost of different options and the factors that need to be taken into account such as time, speed, distance and other needs.

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Section 5: What will I need when I get to my holiday destination?

Having arrived on holiday you are likely to want to spend money. This series of activities will look at currency, exchange and exchange rates. Pupils will be able to compare prices and assess value in different countries by comparing prices and examining rates of exchange.

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Section 1 - Act 1 and 2 PPT,  778 KB

Section 2 - W55 Excel Spreadsheet, 45 KB

Section 3 - WS1 Excel Spreadsheet, 498 KB

Section 4 - Questions Excel Spreadsheet, 126 KB

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