IMA Maths Careers are working with the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum and asking you to design a currency for Earth as part of 2013: Mathematics of Planet Earth.
Imagine there was a single global currency; what would it look like? How big would it be? What would it be worth?
The competition is now closed!
Your poster should be a pitch to the ‘Bank of the planet Earth’, outlining why your design should be commissioned for minting. The poster must include:
• The obverse and reverse design for the coin or note
• Technical specifications (dimensions, weight and material)
• The exchange rate to pounds sterling (GBP) and two other currencies with the conversion method shown
The poster should be no larger than A4. Colour may be used in coin designs for effect. There are three age categories: 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19. One entry per person per category only is allowed.
The winning posters from students aged 11-13, 14-16 and 17-19 will receive an Android tablet and family tickets to the latest exhibition at the British Museum (under 16s are entitled to free entry to exhibitions). There will also be five ‘highly commended’ certificates awarded in each group. All winning and highly commended posters will be on display for one month at the British Museum after the winner has been announced, as well as being on the IMA Maths Careers website.
For inspiration from examples through history, you could visit the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum or go to britishmuseum.org/money.
For the 11-13 age group:
For the 14-16 age group:
Congratulations to all winners and runners-up and many thanks to all participants for the brilliant entries you sent us!!
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