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

Computational concepts

  • Sequence – identify a series of steps for a task
  • Loops –  run the same sequence multiple times
  • Parallelism –  make things happen at the same time
  • Events – one thing causing another thing to happen
  • Conditionals – make decisions based on conditions
  • Operators –  support for mathematical and logical expressions
  • Data – store, retrieve, and update values.
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Social Sciences

Community responses to housing issues

Homelessness is an issue that impacts on individuals, families and whānau, communities, and New Zealand society as a whole.

Read this article about the homelessness in Whanganui.

Define homelessness and discuss whether it is an issue in your community.

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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.

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

Complete Thinklinker #1:  The Metre ruler activity. Identify factors that shape your financial needs at different life stages.

Complete this survey. Identify factors that influenced your financial wellbeing score.

Watch these videos discussing factors that make a wealthy life. Define what a wealthy life means to you.

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Designing a tiny house

Think about your house/whare and the spaces that are in it. List the areas that are most important to you.

Describe the spaces that you spend the most time in each day.

Define tiny house/whare. Identify the floor area of most tiny houses/whare. Read Build Tiny NZ for more information.

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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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