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KS3 learn about Money

This term KS3 are learning about the function and uses of money. As part of this topic we have been playing a trading game. The students attempt to collect all four cards of the same value for example all four queens or all four sixes. The students can trade cards with one another or use fake money to buy and sell cards. As the game progresses students realise that the value of certain cards changes due to demand and how much the other players need them. When developing strategies students have to consider how much they can afford to spend and how their current trade might affect any trades they make in the future. The students had lots of fun and the tactics developed in sophistication very quickly.