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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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Messages to students?

Messages to students?

Hi Simon, there is currently no way to prompt students to make payments, however we suggest that once you have established with your class what their classroom expenses are that you get them to set up

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Using real incentives that they can buy with their money

Using real incentives that they can buy with their money

This will be my second year using banqer in the classroom. My students loved it last year, but to keep it interesting I started to include real incentives for them to work towards. I ordered 6 plastic

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Rob Oliphant - How I use Banqer

Rob Oliphant - How I use Banqer

Banqer has become a very popular tool in classroom...so much so that the other classes in the Syndicate are rolling in our this term. Ways I use it: - Classroom behaviour management - Weekly auction

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Ideas/Tips for Banqer

Ideas/Tips for Banqer

Here are a few of my ideas/tips that I have gathered over my first term of using Banqer: - Choose TWO responsible students from your class to give student banker privileges to. I also paid them the hi

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How do my students unlock their banqer passport?

How do my students unlock their banqer passport?

Hi Nicole In order to unlock your student's passports you need to progress through to stage 4 of the Tour Guide, the 'Student Passports' stage, and work through the first few steps until you're asked

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What bankruptcy alternatives have people come up with?

What bankruptcy alternatives have people come up with?

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Currency

Currency

Hey, good question. We don't currently allow any other currencies to be selected by teachers, but that's not a bad idea. I'd be keen to see if any other teachers would be interested in this... And by

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2018 Who wants to be a millionaire?

2018 Who wants to be a millionaire?

Happy New Year everyone. I am excited about starting the year with Banqr. I am wrap a gift in gold paper and have it on display for the first student to become a millionaire. I will encourage them to

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Auction days and Banqer fun

Auction days and Banqer fun

We have the best auctions in our class. The students vie for items and bidding is fast and furious. Some young entrepreneurs even re sell their items for more money although a couple have made a loss

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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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Where can we see Banqer in action?

Where can we see Banqer in action?

Hi Carol, Thanks for posting to Community! I look forward to meeting you and your team next Wednesday to talk financial education and guide you through the platform :)) Till then! Liz

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Manipulating the Credit Rating

Manipulating the Credit Rating

Thought I'd let the community know about how my industrious class has figured out how to rig the credit rating system They simply lend each other money (e.g. 1 dollar) and repay it repeatedly creatin

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