Consumer Math and Personal Finance Teacher Resources
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New Review Banking on Debit Cards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card versus a debit card? What are the costs of using a debit card irresponsibly? Here you'll find a lesson on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
10th - 12th Math 18 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Just Sign Here: Bottom-Line Personal Finance Myths
Students explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance lesson, students complete a series of activities that help them recognize the pros and cons of credit. Students also discover the process for obtaining loans. This lesson includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 152 Downloads
Bottom-Line Personal Finance Myths
Students investigate the concept of personal finance. They take a look at some of the misconceptions that surround many financial responsibilities. Students examine statistics and other factors in order to comprehend sound principles that can benefit those who practice them.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 43 Downloads
Calculating the Cost of Living
Bring Consumer Mathematics and Economics to life with this lesson, where learners investigate personal finance and budgeting. They use the newspaper’s classified section to determine a future job and potential earnings and determine a gross and monthly income as they use the data to calculate the cost of living.
9th - 10th Math 28 Views 169 Downloads
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate (9-12)
Students explore the concept of personal finance. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students examine decisions they make about money as they discover the definitions of philanthropy, resources, scarcity, choice, benefits, costs, opportunity cost, interest, interest rate, principal, simple interest, compound interest, and compounding.
9th - 12th Math 21 Views 102 Downloads
Money Smart Choices
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions.
6th - 8th Math 42 Views 107 Downloads
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate
Middle schoolers explore the concept of philanthropy. In this personal finance activity, students consider economic choices and why people donate to causes. Middle schoolers investigate the processes of borrowing money and investing money in the activity as well.
6th - 8th Math 4 Views 25 Downloads
Wealth of Wisdom
Young scholars determine what to do with money. In this personal finance lesson plan, students discuss budgeting, savings, and loans with their instructor. Young scholars then participate in classroom activities that require them to participate in economic activities.
3rd - 10th Math 5 Views 54 Downloads
The Leaves in October
Young scholars determine whether or not to save or spend and defend a decision. In this personal finance lesson plan, students identify opportunity cost of various spending and saving decisions. Young scholars read a story where two girls share profits made by selling tissue roses, but they make differing choices with their profits.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars
Young scholars discover what debt, saving, and credit are. In this personal finance lesson, the teacher reads Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars, and the students discuss what the main character does in the book in relation to debt, saving, and credit.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
An Introduction to Personal Finance
Students study personal finance and building wealth. In this economics lessons, students use Federal Reserve Bank publications to research answers and to make written recommendations for solutions to problems presented by several callers to a show viewed.
11th - Higher Ed Math 40 Views 183 Downloads
Personal Finance: Buying Into the System
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
11th Math 28 Views 101 Downloads
Meet Molly An American Girl
Students examine concepts of personal finance. In this personal finance lesson, students use Valerie Tripp's, Meet Molly, An American Girl, to learn about saving and spending after World War II. They compare financial decisions after World War II with those made in contemporary society.
4th - 5th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Credit Safari
How cool, an interactive personal finance game! Young consumers play a real-life scenario game to practice making credit decisions. They play the game then discuss good and bad credit choices. The scenarios revolve around the use of a first credit card for college expenses.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 35 Downloads
Real World Math: Unexpected Events
Ready to delve into personal finance? Learners discover how to organize a check book register. They practice debits and credits in a math game involving the register they set up. While they gain valuable practical knowledge, they also spend time practicing addition and subtraction of decimals.
5th - 8th Math 3 Views 80 Downloads
Kermit the Hermit
Young scholars consider money management. In this personal finances lesson, students read Kermit the Hermit and discuss what was done with the unexpected money that Kermit received. Young scholars examine methods of saving money and earning interest.
1st - 4th Math 3 Views 8 Downloads