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How to use the Financial Sustainability

Maths resources

This resource encourages students to apply their maths skills and knowledge within the context of financial sustainability. Students explore investments/whakangao, Insurance/inihua, KiwiSaver and retirement/whakatā.

Exploring financial sustainability through maths and statistics is an integrated, cross-curricular resource and can be used in multiple ways. Related resources are available for health and social sciences.

There are a range of resources to choose from, so schools and teachers can design programmes that allow:

  • Students to work at their own pace using a student planner
  • Teachers to design a programme that suits department, faculty or whole-school planning over a few weeks or a term. This will vary from school to school.
Important readings:

Mathematics and statistics achievement objectives

In a range of meaningful contexts, students will be engaged in thinking mathematically and statistically. They will solve problems and model situations that require them to:

Number and Algebra, Level Four
  • Understand addition and subtraction of fractions, decimals and integers
  • Find fractions, decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions and decimals
  • Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions
  • Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions
  • Know the relative size and place-value structure of positive and negative integers, and decimals to three places
  • Form and solve simple linear equations
Number and Algebra, Level Five
  • Reason with linear proportions
  • Understand operations on fractions, decimals, percentages and integers
  • Use rates and ratios
  • Know commonly used fraction, decimal and percentage conversions
  • Know and apply standard form, significant figures, rounding and decimal-place value
  • Form and solve linear and simple quadratic equations
Geometry and Measurement, Level Four
  • Convert between metric units, using whole numbers and commonly used decimals
  • Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles, and the volumes of cuboids.
Geometry and Measurement, Level Five
  • Select and use appropriate metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), temperature, angle and time, with the awareness that measurements are approximate
  • Convert between metric units using decimals
  • Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons and the volumes of prisms
  • Find the perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes and the volumes of prisms, including cylinders

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

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Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

Medium Education

Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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