The thought of teaching finance can be daunting, but managing money is an important life skill and one that needs to be developed from a young age. Because money can be a sensitive subject, the best approach is to use tried and tested distancing techniques, such as stories. Looking at financial dilemmas through the eyes of fictional characters creates a safe learning environment, allowing pupils to reflect on what they have learnt and apply it to their own lives.
This lesson plan uses Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce, which presents a number of fairly complex economic and personal finance issues, such as tax and mortgages, in a way that is perfectly age-appropriate.
Sign up here for your free Brilliant Teacher Box Set
Get 8 KS3/4 maths lessons with expert teaching techniques