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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Diamond smuggling

This Core Maths activity investigates diamond smuggling.

The presentation gives details of how diamonds were smuggled out of Namibia in cans of pilchards. Students need to use the information given to calculate an estimate of the value of the smuggled diamonds. They need to use estimation and the formula for...


This activity requires students to calculate net income after tax and national insurance have been deducted. Students then are asked to discuss if the progressive taxation system is fair. Answers to each of the calculations are available.

The presentation shows how income tax and national insurance rates are...

Mortgages and spreadsheets

This Core Maths task involves the analysis of mortgage repayments and requires the calculation of percentages and the use of a spreadsheet.

A help sheet is included in the materials for students who are not confident with spreadsheets.


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...


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