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 36 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Calculating the Cost of Living
Bring Consumer Mathematics and Economics to life with this instructional activity, 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 34 Views 174 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 44 Views 110 Downloads
Just Sign Here: Bottom-Line Personal Finance Myths
Learners explore budgeting myths. In this personal finance lesson, students complete a series of activities that help them recognize the pros and cons of credit. Learners also discover the process for obtaining loans. This lesson includes several worksheets and supplementary materials.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 152 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 23 Views 39 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 45 Views 188 Downloads
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 22 Views 104 Downloads
The Car Deal Package
Buying a car is no easy task, and can have major long-term consequences if done without proper financial knowledge. Ensure your learners are prepared with the information and criteria for comparing different car deals and signing contracts.
10th - 12th Math 21 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 81 Downloads
Extra Credit: It’s No Fairy Tale
Students discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In 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 25 Views 165 Downloads
Banking and Budgeting
Middle schoolers explore personal finance. They investigate spending, saving, and budgeting. Practice writing checks, managing a checking account, and developing a personal saving plan. A great way to bring the real world into the classroom.
7th - 8th Math 50 Views 394 Downloads
What is the Importance of Developing Job Skills?
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a team budget, then work through a scenario based budgeting game.
7th - 8th Math 58 Views 126 Downloads
Using children's picture books and role-playing activities, youngsters begin to learn about personal finance management. These lesson plans are engaging and intend to endow pupils with skills for making wise decisions with money as they become adults.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this personal finance lesson plan, students consider economic choices and why people donate to causes. Students investigate the processes of borrowing money and investing money in the lesson plan as well.
6th - 8th Math 6 Views 27 Downloads
Wealth of Wisdom
Students determine what to do with money. In this personal finance lesson, students discuss budgeting, savings, and loans with their instructor. Students then participate in classroom activities that require them to participate in economic activities.
3rd - 10th Math 8 Views 58 Downloads
The Leaves in October
Students determine whether or not to save or spend and defend a decision. In this personal finance instructional activity, students identify opportunity cost of various spending and saving decisions. Students 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 4 Views 20 Downloads
Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars
Students 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 28 Downloads