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.


Annual percentage rate (APR)

In this Core Maths activity students explore APR, the interest charged when we borrow money, and how to calculate it for both a whole number and a fractional number of years. The resource also explores reasons why people want to borrow money.

A link is included to the Nuffield Foundation personal finance...

Borrowing money

In this Core Maths resource students are asked to evaluate the offers and figures from three banks in order to decide which one is best for their company to borrow from. The resource involves students calculating the interest incurred using an Excel spreadsheet.

Borrowing money: Lesson Plan...


In this Core Maths task students are asked to create a budget plan for a mobile phone company covering the manufacturing, marketing and staffing costs. You may also want to see the Budgeting and foreign exchange Core Maths resource

Budgeting:  Lesson...

Budgeting and foreign exchange

This Core Maths resource contains teachers' notes, lesson plan and student handouts that explore budgeting and foreign exchange. The two topics can be combined into one large project or taught as two discrete tasks. 

There is a Powerpoint presentation of the tasks for classroom use, including possible...


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