Whole-School Maths: The Benefactor - Money-based maths fun for up to 420 pupils in a single day!
Eccentric millionaire Benny Factor has amassed a fortune over the last few years – and it’s now time to give something back to a village that’s very close to his heart: Amberton. The trouble is, though, that with so many community groups within the village to choose from, he can’t quite decide how to carve his money up! And that’s where you come in, as your pupils help him draw up a series of budgets …
Featuring opening and closing assemblies, workshops and classroom-based challenges, The Benefactor provides children with a great opportunity to practise their understanding and skills with money in an engaging and entertaining context – and can cater for the whole of up to a two-form entry primary school in just a single day.
“Lots of staff across the school have found me to say how much they enjoyed it and it was really good to see a workshop which wasn't just fun but educational. They all felt it had a really strong impact on the children” Deptford Park Primary School
Exploring: values and denominations of British notes and coins, money notation, pricing and concepts of “change”, additive and multiplicative reasoning, patterns and sequences, properties of 2D shapes, fractions, percentages, problem solving - selected for each age group in line with Curriculum objectives.
“The children loved the Benefactor Day today. They were especially engaged with the assembly which began the day in such a positive way" St Michael and All Angels Primary School
See The Benefactor in Action!
Thank you Benny the Benefactor. We worked so hard on our maths today. Some fab maths problem solving. @AsCreatives @KnowsleyCouncil #creativemaths. STEM activities are for everyone. @STEMLearningUK pic.twitter.com/qnooWYFT3R
— SMAAASchool (@SMAAASchool) February 3, 2020