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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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Monopoly, Probability & Financial Literacy

Monopoly, Probability & Financial Literacy

My Year 10 class have spent one maths lesson a week learning about Financial Literacy, during the last 10 weeks. I only see these students 4 times a week and they really enjoy what they are learning.

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Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Hi Mr C. Great to hear your students are still engaged. I also love your idea of simulating natural disasters based on the current events - very contextualised. Bankruptcy can be approved via the 'S

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Let's get started!

Let's get started!

Hey team! We have started our Banquer system:) Emma and Jayden are our admin, and Avishek is our CEO. As a class we need to decide on how people will earn money, or take money off people. Happy mi

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Banqer benefits are fun times in my class!

Banqer benefits are fun times in my class!

I am a first year teacher and have been dreaming about incorporating a classroom economy in "my room" for two years, so was over the moon when i found out about Banqer. My class love it and are alway

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Letter Home

Letter Home

Hi Denise, There sure is, we actually have two versions available; - the from Banqer version https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/banqer/resources/BANQER-letter-to-parents-from-banqer.pdf - or the

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How we've been using Banqur

How we've been using Banqur

We use Banqer across our whole Syndicate (127 kids) one space. Kids have negotiated what things can earn extra money for we have decided (in conjunction with them) what things they will be paid for. T

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Kuratau School

Kuratau School

We are a year 6/7/8 class and our whole Maths programme for the last few weeks has been based on Banqer and financial literacy. We have had a local bank manager visit us twice and have filled out form

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How we've been using Banqer

How we've been using Banqer

I've been using Banqer with my Year 8 class both as an incentive system and paying them for doing jobs around the classroom etc. It was worked awesome, the kids have responded really well and enjoy u

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How Room 5 Uses Banqer

How Room 5 Uses Banqer

In Room 5 we have been using Banqer mostly as a reward tool to encourage positive behaviour. They pay rent each week and are given a weekly allowance, as well as earning money (or losing it) for behav

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How we use Banqer

How we use Banqer

We have a Y4 class. We use it as a rewards system. They have cash that we give out in class and they bank it weekly. The can also make purchases but have to keep in mind saving as a class for an end o

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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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How Banqer is used in my class

How Banqer is used in my class

Hi have a Y7/8 class and I use it for a wide range of things. Banqer dollars are handed out as rewards for being on task, completing work, great behaviour etc. I deposit the money throughout the da

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