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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
Hi Allan, Great question! While you can definitely see net worth and savings leader boards on your main teacher dashboard (if they're enabled in your Class Settings), you can also easily view student
Hi Gwenda, Good question! Upon finishing for the year (or when you sign in again next year) you'll be presented with a few classroom archive options. In your case, I'd recommend to 'Archive this cl
Hi Wendy! I'll leave this open for other teachers to jump in if they have feedback for you, but figured I'd also send you a reply. We have many schools using Banqer Primary successfully across multi
Hi Wendy, Students don't have access to money they've put into their term deposits until the term deposit has matured. You, as the teacher, can give students an option to break term deposits early if
Is there a way to change the initial set up quiz questions?
Hi Elle, Unfortunately we don't currently have a way for teachers to edit the quiz questions. Within the kick-off quiz, in the 2 questions which ask students about their age and ethnicity, they have
Resitting Module Questions
Hi Diana, The platform will automatically prompt students that answered questions incorrectly on the first try, to answer those questions again at a minimum of 2 weeks later. You don't need to reset
Hi Wendy, You're correct- as the Real Estate module is currently set up, each property has an address on a different street. As we don't often see teachers wanting to create a wall display of only on
Pulse and Class Economy
Hi Marcia, Thanks for pointing that out! The colour-coded keys identifying Savings, Everyday, KiwiSaver, etc. should definitely match across the different sections of your Teacher Dashboard. I apprec
Limit number of houses purchased
Hi Sandy, That's such a shame to hear! Unfortunately there's not currently a way to limit properties from the teacher's perspective (other than verbally, as it sounds like you already are). However,
Assigning students to jobs
Hi Sally, Currently, through the Careers & Employment module, students can only be assigned to jobs by first creating a CV and sending in an application from their end. If you don't want them to do
Hi Leanne, There is a way for students to play with the display code and what's currently visible on the screen. However, we cannot prevent the students from changing what shows on the page as we hav
Weekly employment payments
Hi Melissa, I just had a look at your classroom and from the Student Employment Overview section at the bottom, I was able to view individual student employment history on their CVs. It appears they'