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.


Selling figures and annual report

This Core Maths activity gives students selling figures and asks them to calculate VAT, gross and net outcomes, calculate monthly balances and graph their results.

Selling figures: Teacher Guide
This teacher guidance includes suggested warm-ups, a description of each of the activities...

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...

Split train tickets

This Core Maths activity is based on finding the cheapest train tickets for journeys with stopping stations, where one ticket can be replaced by split tickets. It involves arithmetic and problem solving skills.

The activity sheet shows the cost of tickets between Exeter and Birmingham and four stations in...

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...


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