# Financial Maths

This collection of resources is produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths. The collection contains a range of activities all designed to enable students to use and apply financial mathematics in unfamiliar contexts.

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### Stocks and Shares

In this activity students begin with a simple introduction to the stock market; calculating new prices for a variety of fictional shares based on daily percentage changes.

The task requires students to calculate simple percentage changes. A spreadsheet is provided for students to record their results which...

### Working with percentages

The activities in this Core Maths resource look at percentage increase and decrease both individually, in combination and in reverse. The resource is based on the Level 2 ‘Financial calculations’ resource developed by the Nuffield Foundation for the FSMQs, which includes detailed teacher notes, student information...

### Simple compound interest

This Core Maths activity introduces the concept of simple and compound interest and its effect on the amount by which an investment grows over time. To complete the activity students will use an Excel spreadsheet to calculate and compare the interest amounts accrued.

A link is included within the teacher...

### Rich aunt

This Core Maths activity allows students to explore the difference between linear and exponential sequences and their sums.

The SMILE resources on which the lesson is based can be found here. Details of prior student knowledge, suggested approaches...