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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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Banqer in Room 8

Banqer in Room 8

Banqer has been an excellent resource in our classroom this year. The children have learnt to transfer money from their spending account to their savings. They have also learnt to pay their teacher fo

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Paid employment

Paid employment

At the beginning of each term my class of Year 5's and 6's, apply for monitor jobs around the classroom. They are paid a weekly wage on the condition that they do a good job. We sometimes have bonus's

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Our Banqer

Our Banqer

In Room 9 at MIS we use banqer to learn about money and how it works for when we are older. One way we use banqer in our class is that we have class ceo’s who organise different things like table

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Whole Class System

Whole Class System

Banqer has revolutionized my management system, as now I simply use fines and rewards to get and keep the children's attention. As the end of term grows nearer, which can be a bit hairy in terms of be

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Erin Wilkinson - How I use Banqer

Erin Wilkinson - How I use Banqer

I am a maths teacher in a Christchurch high school. I have started using Banqer with my year 10 class to develop their understanding of Financial Literacy. We have discussed what income is, and why w

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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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Banqer in the classroom

Banqer in the classroom

We use Banqer on a weekly basis. We are at the stage where students are applying for jobs (after providing a CV) and also buying houses. Such a great way to learn about the real world and motivate s

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How I Use Banqer

How I Use Banqer

My class loves Banqer. I primarily use it as a reward system, depositing money for everything from quiz results to showing school values, to getting changed quickly after swimming! The introduction o

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Banqer Auction Pack Giveaway!

Banqer Auction Pack Giveaway!

We always love hearing about the unique ways that teachers and students are using Banqer in their classrooms. Such tales can also help other teachers to find inspiration on how to utilise Banqer in th

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Purchase desks not property

Purchase desks not property

You could number all of your desks with property names from Banqer, but unfortunately we can't set that up on our end sorry. You might just have to get creative!

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Access for other teachers?

Access for other teachers?

Hi Natasha, It's easy for you to invite your principal so that he can look at your students and see what is going on inside your class Banqer. Here is a link to help you - http://academy.banqer.co/ge

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Can the teacher assign jobs to students who haven't got one?

Can the teacher assign jobs to students who haven't got one?

Hi Cheryl Great question. Unfortunately they have to apply for the specific job. If there is the potential to have more than one person doing the popular jobs, you could always open up additional p

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