Five short activities that help Year 9-10 students improve their financial literacy and maths skills. Excellent for group work, independent learning or extension.


Student learning

Through Money Matters, students will

  • Examine the financial implications of common scenarios
  • Learn about a range of topics including student loans, tax and interest. 

Curriculum links

This resource links to the Mathematics and Statistics and Social Sciences curricula, and helps students to develop their financial capability skills.

Money Matters

  • Year 9-10
  • 1-5hrs
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    Social Sciences
  • Free to NZ schools
  • Led by teachers
Download overview

Students taking part will

  • Learn about the benefits and costs of mobile phone plans
  • Calculate the income tax payable in a range of scenarios
  • Learn about foreign exchange calculations
  • Understand the difference between simple interest and compound interest
  • Calculate student loan repayments 

Download includes:

  • Monday: Mobile Phone Plans
  • Monday: Answers
  • Tuesday: Taxation
  • Tuesday: Answers
  • Wednesday: Foreign Exchange
  • Wednesday: Answers
  • Thursday: Interest
  • Thursday: Answers
  • Friday: Student Loans
  • Friday: Answers