The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.

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Digital Technologies

Coding for animation: Using Scratch

Before undertaking this activity, please create your character first. Click here

Share two strategies that can be used when you get stuck while designing.

Reflect and evaluate testing and debugging strategies

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Social Sciences

Community responses to housing issues

Design and plan for a communal living option for elderly people in your community. Base your ideas any of the completed tasks below:

  • Your interview with a grandparent or elderly person
  • Your interview with a local councillor
  • The Future Brief 
  • Your investigations into life on a marae and within
  • A Sāmoan village
  • Your exploration of futuristic housing options.

If retired people are depending only on their  weekly NZ Super payment then you need to think of ways to make the cost of power, heating and water more affordable.

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Cost of raising a child

A recent New Zealand report put the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years at $285,000 ($16,000 a year).

Working in a pair, brainstorm common expenses for children who are:

  • 1 to 4
  • 5 to 10
  • 11 to 14
  • 15 to 18.
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Digital Technologies

Create a character

Brief Development

Create a character based on a particular money/moni personality and animate that character using Scratch programming. 

Choose whether your character is a money/moni villain or hero. You could base your character on one of the Sorted money test personalities or you could create a character based on people in the the finance sector, for example, budgeting/tahua advisors, loan sharks, mobile truck traders, bankers, or insurers.

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Creating healthy wealth

Generalise ways that financial stress can impact on relationships.

Complete The impacts of Financial stress. View Health resource 1

Create a visual product (poster, visual or short video) that captures and promotes key strategies young people can use to overcome financial risk factors.

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Designing a tiny house

Create a draft plan of a tiny house/whare. Include a floor plan that identifies key features.

Create a final plan of a tiny house/whare. Include a floor plan layout that meets necessary specifications. Include your calculations of surface area and volume.

Use the activity brief to evaluate your final tiny house/whare plan. Justify its layout and include any calculations you have made. Get feedback from the grandparent or retired person you interviewed and include this in your evaluation.

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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.

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

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