Curriculum linkage to KS3/4 Mathematics


"Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance, and for personal decision-making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy. Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world."
DfE, Mathematics curriculum for KS3

1.1 Competence

a. applying suitable mathematics accurately within the classroom and beyond
c. selecting appropriate mathematical tools and methods, including ICT.

These aspects can be achieved through the ‘Would you invest?’ activity.

Within the City pages, there are suitable 'Try your hand' exercises in the sections on Shares, Options and Forwards and Futures

1.2 Creativity

b. using existing mathematical knowledge to create solutions to unfamiliar problems

These aspects can be achieved through the ‘Would you invest?’ activity. 

Within the City pages, there are suitable 'Try your hand' exercises in the sections on Shares, Options and Forwards and Futures

1.3 Applications and implications of mathematics

 

b. understanding that mathematics is used as a tool in a wide range of contexts

Pupils can use the site to research how mathematics is used in the finance sector. 

Within the City pages, there are suitable 'Try your hand' exercises in the sections on Shares, Options and Forwards and Futures

1.4 Critical understanding

 

a. knowing that mathematics is essentially abstract and can be used to model, interpret or represent situations

Pupils can use the investment proposals featured in the site to research variations on the investment model used by Barings Bank. 

2.1 Representing

 

a. identify the mathematical aspects of a situation or problem
d. select mathematical information, methods and tools to use.

Analyse the investment proposals to identify how mathematics is used and what mathematical operations are used to calculate large investment proposals.

Within the City pages, there are suitable 'Try your hand' exercises in the sections on Shares, Options and Forwards and Futures

2.2 Analysing

 

g. take account of feedback and learn from mistakes
h. work logically towards results and solutions, recognising the impact of constraints and assumptions

Consider how the Barings investments were managed and give consideration to other possible plans.

Within the City pages, there is a suitable 'Try your hand' exercises in the section on Shares.

2.4 Communicating and reflecting

 

a. communicate findings effectively
b. engage in mathematical discussion of results
c. consider the elegance and efficiency of alternative solutions

These aspects can be achieved through the ‘Would you invest?’ activity.

Within the City pages, there is a suitable 'Try your hand' exercise in the section on Options.

3.1 Number and algebra

 

b. rules of arithmetic applied to calculations and manipulations with rational numbers
d. accuracy and rounding

 These aspects can be achieved through the ‘Would you invest?’ activity. 

Within the City pages, there are suitable 'Try your hand' exercises in the sections on Options and Forwards and Futures

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