There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to
choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Money. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same
topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is
often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a
totally different area of Mathematics.

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### Money Starters:

Work out the number of stamps needed to post a parcel.

A real life situation requiring the division an amount of money according to a given ratio.

A question about the profit made when buying and selling a guitar.

Can you work out what rooms at the hotel the family booked to produce the given bill?

A lamp and a bulb together cost 32 pounds. The lamp costs 30 pounds more than the bulb. How much does the bulb cost?

A puzzle about a restaurant bill. Exactly where did the missing pound go?

It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago.

Work out which is the best scheme for Sid to choose for his summer bonus. One scheme involves a common misconception about percentages.

Six students borrow £5000 to help pay for their university course. Calculate how much each student will have to pay back to the lender.

## Exercises

#### Aunt Lucy's Legacy

Decide which of the four schemes Aunt Lucy proposes will provide the most money. This investigation involves the sum of sequences as well as considering life expectancy.

#### Aunt Sophie's Post Office

Investigate the ways of making up various postage amounts using 3p and 8p stamps. An online stamp calculator is provided for you to check your working.

#### Compound Interest Calculator

A customised online calculator for quickly finding the solutions to compound interest problems.

#### Currency Conversion

Test your ability to convert from one currency to another with this self marking quiz.

#### Flowchart Bills

Calculate bill totals by following the instructions given in the form of a flow chart.

#### Have you got change?

An investigation about making change for different amounts.

#### Interest

Practise using the formulas for simple interest and compound interest.

#### lnvestigating stamps

How many different postage amounts can you make with the given stamps?

#### Mathopoly

A game of buying and selling property with maths questions thrown in for good measure.

#### Money Maths

Test your skills and understanding with this online exercise about Money Maths and Personal Finance.

#### Overdraft Charges

Do you understand how your bank charges you for taking out an overdraft? Try this self marking quiz.

#### Sorting Units

Order the ten containers according to their value (money, length and weight)

#### 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.

#### Unit Pricing

Calculate the unit cost of items to earn jigsaw pieces that make a joke.

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