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Learners explore budgeting myths. For 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. At the end of the lesson students have a chance to borrow homework passes on credit.
Students determine whether or not to save or spend and defend a decision. In this personal finance lesson, 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. Students solve saving/spending choice problems.
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. Students also increase awareness of budgeting, saving, credit cards and insurance.
Investigate personal finances and budgeting with your middle schoolers. They calculate their cost of living given various costs of amenities. They use their calculations to determine if their expenses exceed their income, if so they must re-do their budget. A great activity, that really brings economics to life.
What do figures of speech have to do with financial literacy? Take an interdisciplinary look at The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money to find out. Young analysts read about the cubs' spendthrift ways and how Mama and Papa Bear teach them to save money. They explore figures of speech and create "critter banks" in which they begin to save both coins and interesting language.