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  • Life cards

    Life cards

    We introduced the Chance cards (similar to Monopoly might be hit with an unexpected bill or bonus-such as car break down; tooth filling; tattslotto win etc. It was a once a week thing and the taught

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  • Cyber safety

    Cyber safety

    I have been using Banqer with my year 4-6 students as an example of passwords that need to be secure and safe. I have used social engineering, trickery, bribes and underhand tactics to try and obtai

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  • Going Once, Going Twice... Sold!

    Going Once, Going Twice... Sold!

    What a fantastic end to the term and way to celebrate some awesome saving and learning - a class Auction! I have collected a bunch of prizes/items over the term, so as a way for students to spend thei

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  • Class Job Posters

    Class Job Posters

    In my classroom I let the students come up with all our class companies. I may direct some of them towards certain jobs that might need doing in our room or around the school. Once companies are for

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  • Students 'donations' make a real difference with real $$

    Students 'donations' make a real difference with real $$

    In connection with our school wide values unit of Kindness this term, I gathered pledges of real NZ cash from staff. My students are aiming to 'donate' $2000 in Banqer dollars, this term and next.

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  • Stolen funds

    Stolen funds

    As part of my Banqer lessons I regularly "steal" money from my student's accounts. Some times all of them and sometimes just some of them. I do this to see who is really checking their accounts and ta

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  • Using Banqer to teach probability

    Using Banqer to teach probability

    I have recently used Banqer to teach the class about probability. We played a range of chance games using coins and dice and once the students understood their chances of success versus failure we use

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  • Interest-ing house prices

    Interest-ing house prices

    Today my kids spent the afternoon looking at house prices, and how much interest people pay for their houses. We used the new myhouse.co.nz app brought out last week, and lots of the students could ma

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  • Risks and benefits of insurance

    Risks and benefits of insurance

    I activated the Property Insurance module at the start of this week and my class had a great discussion about the risks and benefits of insurance: Sometimes you pay a lot of money for something you ne

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  • The 10 strangest things that have been used as money

    The 10 strangest things that have been used as money

    I read this story today online and thought it would be brilliant to share with students. It would create some cool discussions around what money is and how, if people are willing to trade, currencies

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  • The Banq is Open

    The Banq is Open

    If you use paper money an easy way to stop students from asking if they can banq money at the wrong time is to use a sign. It sounds really simple and it is. It is a visual way for students to quickl

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  • Setting up income

    Setting up income

    Our class has just started using Banqer this term. Having researched the minimum wage and student wages they have agreed to a weekly wage of $378 being $12.60 p.hr for a 6 hour day (no lunch payment).

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A Birthday Party and a Trip

A Birthday Party and a Trip

We have been planning a birthday party in our class. The students are turning '21' and must co-plan a party. They must find a real venue, DJ, caterer etc and price the whole event. After the party, th

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Banqer in the Class

Banqer in the Class

In my Year 8 Class we have been using Banqer since Day 1 to try and build some more financial literacy with my students. Last term we look at jobs around the classroom and writing a CV, these range

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How I have been using banqer

How I have been using banqer

I started using banqer a week ago and so far so good. I have set up my kids income and assigned classroom jobs for bonuses. We have agreed on individual fines as a consequence the classroom. We have a

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End of Term 1 Auction

End of Term 1 Auction

Well, after looking for some inspiration at the end of the term I read a post about running an auction = and decided to go for that as the way to wrap things up. I decided that the auction would be fo

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How do I get to the Tour Guide?

How do I get to the Tour Guide?

Good question, Raewyn. If you click your name in the top righthand corner (when you're on your dashboard) you'll see one of the drop-down options is 'view tour guide' (or something along those lines).

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Purchasing property on Banqer

Purchasing property on Banqer

1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Yes I have found in the past that students who invest early in properties make the biggest financial gains. An interesting point to talk about could be: Is it better to fully pay off

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Student engagement high with Banqer

Student engagement high with Banqer

This term I am looking at using Banqer to increase the financial literacy of my students. At the end of last term we discussed working, and taxes, and have assigned an hourly rate to each of our class

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Using Banqer with Learning Contracts

Using Banqer with Learning Contracts

I have integrated Banqer into my class contracts for a number of years. Students are "rewarded" for activities that they are already doing, and can choose from a range of additional tasks to earn more

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Year 6/7 Class

Year 6/7 Class

We introduced Banqer to our class in Term 4 last year and t was an instant success with the students and with the parents as well.have continued to use it again this year and proving very motivational

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Banqer with my year 7 class

Banqer with my year 7 class

My students absolutely love banqer. In my classroom students are given money from January 1st so that when school starts in February they are able to begin paying for the bills on day one. My student

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Using Banqer in Year 5&6

Using Banqer in Year 5&6

My class love Banqer! I began using it last year but more as a classroom reward system. My class loved forming businesses together and pooling their money together. I had used a few of the lesson pla

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Using Banqer in the classroom

Using Banqer in the classroom

I have been using Banqer for about 18 months now. The students all love it and it is an easy way to incorporate financial literacy and a rewards system into the class. I use it for incentives all area

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