Aunt Sophie's Post Office: Work out the number of stamps needed to post a parcel.
Guitar For Sale: A question about the profit made when buying and selling a guitar.
High Interest: Finding a good personal loan requires an ability to calculate percentage and this page provides some practice.
Hotel Sumview: Can you work out what rooms at the hotel the family booked to produce the given bill?
Light Shopping: A lamp and a bulb together cost 32 pounds. The lamp costs 30 pounds more than the bulb. How much does the bulb cost?
Missing Pound: A puzzle about a restaurant bill.
Mortgage Loan: Find easy percentages of a large number.
Shopping List: A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago.
Sid's Schemes: Work out which is the best scheme for Sid to choose for his summer bonus. One scheme involves a common misconception about percentages.
Student Loans: Six students borrow £5000 to help pay for their university course. Calculate how much each will have to pay back to the lender.
For many students the ability they have to understand financial transactions is a skill they thank their mathematics teacher for. This is a real, practical application of mathematics to the real world.
Mathopoly: A game of buying and selling property with maths questions thrown in for good measure.
Stamp Sticking: Drag stamps onto the envelopes to make the exact postage as shown at the top left of each envelope.
Take Baht: How many different ways can you make a given total with Thai coins?
Thai Restaurant: Calculate the restaurant bills for each of the tables in the Thai Restaurant.
Aunt Lucy: Decide which of the four schemes will provide the most money.
Have you got change?: An investigation about making change for different amounts.
lnvestigating stamps: How many different letters can you send with the given stamps.
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