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Learners investigate the importance of financial planning. In this middle school Mathematics/Life Skills lesson, students explore the difference between need and wants and the importance of goal setting. Learners also examine the six stage of the decision-making process.
Students examine energy guide labels found on household appliances. In this consumer science and technology instructional activity, students conduct Internet research, read energy guide labels, and calculate energy costs using the Energy Efficiency Ration. Students will compile their findings and present them as a PowerPoint or written report. This instructional activity includes links to several resources.
Pupils investigate financial goals. In this financial goals lesson, students discuss how money grows over time when invested and saved. Pupils search for savings and investment opportunities online. Students write a paragraph on their financial goals and how they can reach their goals.
Help high schoolers prepare for life by researching jobs and careers in order to determine the education needed as well as the earning potential. Students complete a series of classroom activities that challenge them to deal with life events and decisions involving life choices. Great activity for college planning.
Pupils investigate how savings accounts work and calculate interest using a spreadsheet program. In this investing lesson, students discuss savings accounts, interest, and the variables in investments. Pupils discuss the three factors influencing money and complete a interest calculation using a spreadsheet program. Students complete 2 related worksheets.
Students practice balancing a check book and using the checking system. In this check system lesson, students discuss the purpose of checks and electronic withdrawals versus regular withdrawals. Students identify the different parts of a check and the proper procedure for filling out a check by viewing the PowerPoint.