Consumer Math and Personal Finance Teacher Resources
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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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
Money Smart Choices
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson plan. 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
Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. For this Economics lesson, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Students review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage.
9th - 12th Math
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate (9-12)
Students explore the concept of personal finance. In this philanthropy lesson, 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
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Comparison Shopping
Helping adolescents make sound financial choices with effective, accurate cost comparisons is especially important considering how much marketing is directed their way. Make use of varied technology to keep them engaged: text polling, podcast, online ad shopping, interactive games, and online assessment.
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
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
Clickety Clack, Let's Keep Track!
It's not just about banking, it's about the math needed to balance and keep track of personal finance. Middle schoolers simulate banking transactions, compare answers, and practice recording savings deposits and withdrawals. They work to understand the advantages of keeping track of these transactions.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
The Value of Education
Money is always a great motivator. Give the class a set of statistics regarding yearly annual wages with the corresponding level of completed education. Even if they think college is silly, they'll consider it when they realize how much a college education is actually worth money.
7th - 12th Math
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
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
Supply and Demand
In this recognizing supply and demand activity, students read how business owners make decisions, identify vocabulary words supply, demand, profit, and expenses, and observe a table showing how price affects demand to answer questions. Students solve two consumer math problems.
4th - 6th Math
Skill Twenty-Nine: Use Numbers
"But when will we ever use this?" is a question that is commonly heard in classrooms, particularly in mathematics. Have your learners anticipate the response to their own question by collectively brainstorming occupations in which using numbers and mathematical processes will come to their rescue!
9th - Higher Ed Math
Shop till You Drop! Working with Money
Paper and coin currency are shown and reviewed, and then used to apply consumer math skills. Learners are given two examples of how they should line up decimal points and place values when adding or subtracting money. They watch as the teacher works through her shopping list, adds, and then subtracts to find how much she spent.
3rd - 4th Math
Rising Gas Prices – Compounding and Inflation
Financial literacy skills and exponential models are connected by the compound interest formula in this task centered on inflation calculations. Collaborative learners get experience collecting data from the given websites and exploring various aspects of exponential models.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed