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Banking 8: Reserve Ratios
Addressing the concept of reserve ratios, Sal outlines the necessity and purpose of regulating the reserves within the banking system. He describes how an ideal banking system stays liquid, whereas a chaotic banking system might experience a bank run.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Banking 11: A reserve bank
Exploring a world with more than one bank, Sal illustrates the balance sheets of each fictional bank, as well as explaining the possible problems that could result with inconsistent reserve ratios requirements. The video details how one bank run can affect everyone, creating "a weak link in the chain" of commerce.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Banking 10: Introduction to leverage (bad sound)
Demonstrating not only the working definition but the mathematical model of financial leverage, Sal shows viewers how leverage can keep a bank safe - or multiply its losses. Particularly helpful for a class session about bank regulation and bad loans, the video differentiates the ideas of issuing bad loans with insolvency.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Checking Account Math
Fourth graders work in cooperative groups to add and subtract money. They determine what bills parents have to pay and how parents acquire the money to pay the bills. They discover that a credit is an addition in a checkbook and that a debit is a subtraction in a checkbook.
Introduction to Banking
Young scholars explore money. In this money lesson, students gain knowledge on how to save, invest, and spend money. Young scholars participate in an activity where they must decide how to use their money. Students then compare the different ways they used their money.
3rd - 4th Math
Avoiding Run-On Sentences (II)
Polish the writing skills of your emerging writers by eliminating run-on sentences in their work. Discuss the ways to correct run-ons before releasing your class to work on this 20-sentence worksheet independently. An answer sheet is also included.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Third graders explore the basics of MONEY by reading in "Open Court". They access the Internet to discover the history of money, banking, how interest works, checking accounts, and how to move money electronically. They incorporate school library resources and write a short report and publish it using Microsoft Word.
3rd Social Studies & History
Managing a Checkbook
How do grown ups do it? Teach your upper graders the ins and outs of personal finance by having them use their algebra skills to balance a checkbook. They examine the financial side of math, set up a checking account, and balance their spending and income using a spreadsheet.
8th - 11th Math
Using two colors of counting chips, seventh graders review the multiplication of rational numbers and then explore how to divide them. They play an online game, "Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers," and afterward they devise sign rules for dividing integers.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Checking Account - Reading Comprehension
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students will read a passage about opening a bank account and then determine the answer to five comprehension questions. In addition students will then evaluate the scenario presented and write an opinion paper.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Banks, Credit & the Economy
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending, saving/investing, and the function of loaning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Constitutionality of a Central Bank
Considering the expressed and implied powers of Congress, was it constitutional for the United States to establish the Second National Bank in the early nineteenth century? What is the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System?
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed