Sunday, 11 August 2013

Celebrity Salaries


Here's a versatile little resource using 8 famous people and their annual wages.

Firstly there's a slide with pictures and some prompt questions:



Then there's a slide for each celebrity with their name, job, salary and age on it, for example:



The resources can be downloaded here from TES.

Here are some suggested activities to do with them.  I'd be grateful if you could add any other ideas in the comments box below please:


Starter Discussion

Show the first 2 slides. What does the word ‘annual’ mean.  Do we know who all the famous people are?  What are their jobs?  Who earns the most? Least?  How much do you think they earn?

 

Whole class activity  

Print each slide out onto A4 and cut along the dotted line.  Shuffle and using blu-tac try to match each famous person to their wage.

 

“I earn …………..  Who am I?”

Use to help learners read, write and say big numbers.


 
Conversion between time units

Ask learners to calculate each celebrity’s average monthly/weekly/daily/hourly wage.


 
Using dates

Work out the age of each celebrity.

 
 

Rounding

Ask leaners to round to 2dp, nearest pound/ten/hundred/thousand depending on the activity you are doing.

 

2 comments:

  1. How about you try to plot the salarie to age on a scatterplot? Then introduce correlation.

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  2. How about you try to plot the salarie to age on a scatterplot? Then introduce correlation.

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