The lessons are in the context of topics including food miles, tax payers and the make up of UK population, all prime areas for the use of maths as it helps students to understand what’s going on. Click here
A wide range of Starter Activities, Assignments and Skill Sheets
Foundation Level (GCSE D-G)
Making Sense of Money
Foundation Level (GCSE A*-C)
Economic Citizen shows how to prepare budget, outlines loans, and how to compare between offers. Teachers' notes and pupils' worksheets on buying a car and credit rating. This is a 106 page pdf document which explores a range of business issues.
Modelling Demand and Supply Forces in the Market Place
There are a lot of games which simulate market demand and supply, but this is the only one I know of that achieves this in a way that will satisfy paper & pencil purists - Click here
Bowland Case Studies
Explorers: The 2nd task in the Explorers case study
presents a simple trading scenario
Water Availability: Students need to determine which country requires water aid.
Reducing Road Accidents: Students need to decide how to spend a £10,000 budget on Road Safety measures
Outbreak: Requires students to decide how to spend their budget on vaccinating a population to prevent an outbreak of a disease.
Highway Link Design: Students have to optimise the cost of building a bypass
These materials can be accessed online here
Majesty’s Treasury, the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty’s
Customs and Excise
The Red Box is an interactive citizenship website from Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise for 7- to 16-year-olds.
Through playing games and answering questions, students learn about tax and public spending. The site also contains background information, worksheets and lesson plans for teachers. The latest version of the Shockwave plug-in is required to access this website.
A site dedicated to the listing of mathematical mistakes made over and over by advertisers, the media, reporters, politicians, activists, and in general many non-math people.