Posts Tagged ‘Numeracy’

Show Me The Money!

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4859928.htm

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/new-research-shows-children-are-becoming-wise-at-saving-their-pocket-money/news-story/3749db5ac1f8ce8615304a67c728fec1

 

Fictional Business – Invoices

Using this example of an invoice, create your own using the Pages invoice template.

Name your business.

Add an image.

Are you offering goods or a service?

Refer to the example below to assist with your own invoice.

Note- Make sure you change the tax % from 8.5 to 10 for our GST.

(source: mathspace)

BTN (Behind The News) – GST Changes

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4117206.htm

Click on the above link to view the BTN story and then answer the following questions on your iPad using the ‘Keynote’ app.

1. In your own words, describe what tax is.
2. What are taxes used for?
3. What does GST stand for?
4. Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
5. Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
6. What is the difference between goods and services?
7. GST makes up ____% of the price we pay for things.
8. What changes might the government make to the GST?
9. Why is the government thinking of making the changes?
10. Name three things you learnt watching the GST Changes story.

After watching the BtN story on the GST, conduct your own research into Australia’s Goods & Services Tax. Record your findings onto another page of your Keynote presentation. Remember to reference where you found your information.

Australian Natural Disasters Mapping Activity

For this activity you need to research some Australian Natural Disasters and record your findings on the A3 sheet provided.

The information you need to find and record on your map of Australia are:

* Type of Natural Disaster and it’s location.

* What was the name of the disaster? EG: Cyclone Tracey

* What was the date of the disaster?

* What damage did the disaster cause? (This includes both fatalities and injuries and also the cost to re-build

* Any other information you can find.

Here are some links that may assist you.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-worst-natural-disasters

https://www.disasterassist.gov.au/Pages/australian-disasters.aspx

https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/australian-natural-disasters–13

 

Hall’s Gap Location Activity

Click on the link below to access the website Daft Logic.

https://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm

Choose FIVE locations that we visited around Hall’s Gap (eg: Venus Baths) and measure the distance we traveled. To do this you need to click on the locations we traveled to and drop a pin. The website will calculate the total distance traveled.

Using pages create a table to show the distance to each of your locations.

Numeracy: Shape City

Shape City!

Watch:

You will need:

  • A3 grid paper
  • white and coloured A4 paper to make your shape nets

Your city must have:

  • a hospital
  • a school
  • roads
  • parks
  • shopping centre
  • sporting complex
  • housing/apartments
  • the rest is up to you!

A key that explains:

  • Each object – Area and what shape it is and a picture of its net. You may put this in a table.

Let your imagination run wild!!!!

*if you aren’t sure of the net of a particular shape, look it up!

 

 

 

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