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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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Class Balances

Class Balances

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

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2023 class

2023 class

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

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Year 4

Year 4

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

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term deposits

term deposits

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

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Is there a way to change the initial set up quiz questions?

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

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Resitting Module Questions

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

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Street Names

Street Names

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

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Pulse and Class Economy

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

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Limit number of houses purchased

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,

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Assigning students to jobs

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

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Adjusting code

Adjusting code

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

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Weekly employment payments

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'

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