A project where students use their mathematic skills to plan a fundraiser for the World’s Greatest Shave.
This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of financial mathematics.
The scenario involves the school raising money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.
Students create an iconic ‘chin character’ to represent ideas that relate to battling blood cancers such as leukaemia. Once they have chosen a design, they will need to apply it to three types of merchandise, plus a pop-up shop in the form of a truck. Students will then need to use their skills in money and finances to calculate how many items they need to sell in order to make a profit.
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Australian Curriculum alignment
Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies
Create simple financial plans
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies
Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
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