Moneytainment Box

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Moneytainment Box

Moneytainment Box

OTP Fay Andras Foundation
Financial Literacy
The OK Moneytainment Box teaches financial culture and awareness of the handling and management of money in an engaging manner.

Moneytainment Box is an innovative educational aid for teachers and trainers to enhance financial, economic and management skills of children of ages 6-12 in an entertaining manner. The OK Moneytainment Box includes 32 exercises and a Teacher’s Manual that describes the educational goals, instructions for the tasks, and the recommended procedure and materials for administering these tasks. The exercise pack is supplied with precise, detailed methodological explanations which you can download from the provider's website after submitting an order.

The activities at the 1st and 2nd grade levels lay the foundation for the notions on which the subsequent 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades build, making it possible to transfer a more profound and broader knowledge.

Age groups 
Middle school
English UK
Non-digital product
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Moneytainment Box provides multiple different activities for different age and skill levels. Box has something to offer for everyone. Activities provide different kinds of angles on financial literacy and playful games and activities to get familiar with the basic financial terms and concepts. Although the learning process is much guided by the teacher (Tutor), the materials give some freedom for the students to organize their group work.
The open-ended and creative activities give a possibility to use imagination and use the learned concepts in a meaningful way. The learning experience is quite teacher led, but also gives good amount of responsibility for the students for example in assigning the roles or planning group work. The materials also suggest a simple self-assessment for students after each activity, which allows the students to reflect and follow their own progress.
The activities can be done in a predetermined order to follow a progressive learning path but it is up to the teacher to decide what is done and in what order. Some of the activities have multiple difficulty levels as new rules or parts are added. That way the activities are familiar but the experience is new. Games can be played multiple times.
Majority of the activities are done in small groups or the whole class together. Most of the activities include a session where the activity is gone through together with the whole group afterward so it can be reflected together and students can share their own thoughts and learnings. The sizes of small groups (usually 4-6 students) are meaningful and well adjusted for the tasks. The teacher can give more exercises and challenge to the groups which progress faster.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Moneytainment Box provides a large variety of different activities for different age groups.
Activities cover the basic concepts of financial literacy in a playful way.
Activities cover the learning areas in versatile ways. Students can either learn about new concepts or rehearse and strengthen previously learned skills.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Getting familiar with the basic financial concepts like money, income and outcome.
Learning the basic structure of selling and buying products and concepts related to that.
Learning how banks and individuals work together.
Learning about investments and risks related to that and risk management.
Practicing what insurance means.
Practicing to understand the value of work.
Practicing to understand the economic cycle and concepts related to that.
Practicing the meaning of spending and saving money
Practicing how one uses money in everyday life.
Learning the meaning of credit and debt.
Learning the basics of family’s finances.

Soft skills learning goals

Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing to notice causal connections
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Practicing to work with others
Practicing versatile ways of working
Practicing decision making
Learning consumer knowledge and smart economics
Practicing time management
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at worklife

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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