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Students explore personal finances. In this money management lesson, students read The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze. Students examine the spending habits of Brother Bear and Sister Bear. Students analyze opportunity costs as well.
Students explore personal finance issues. In this goods and services lesson, students read Yard Sale and discuss the spending habits of the characters. Students examine opportunity costs as they analyze the decisions the characters made regarding money.
Students read a story about a family living in a shelter. They explore different places to save their money and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Students use the book, "Four Dollars and Fifty Cents" to discover ways that creditors can obtain payment from reluctant debtors
Students make choices regarding money management. In this personal finance instructional activity, students explore budgets, incomes, and expenses as they learn vocabulary regarding personal finance and consider how to create personal budgets.
In this consumer math worksheet, students count the number of butterflies in a group and draw a line to match the same number of flowers in a group. Students match four groups so that there is the same number of butterflies as flowers in each group..
In this consumer math worksheet, students use an example circle to record several measurements and then answer prediction and comprehension questions, then review short answers.
Students explore saving and investing money.  In this middle school personal finance instructional activity, students define and use investment vocabulary, explore compound interest and its effect of savings, and compute simple and compound interest.  Students compare and contrast annual percentage rate and annual percentage yield. 
Students explore mathematics by participating in a real world activity. In this consumer math instructional activity, students utilize mock monetary funds to purchase school supplies and practice making transactions. Students identify coins by shape, size, color and amount.
Eleventh graders investigate a new application of the supply and demand concept. Basic personal finance concepts, such as scarcity of human resources and their relationship to different levels of income are explored and reinforced.
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.
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.
Learners explore percentages by participating in a consumer math activity. In this economics instructional activity, students read different math scenarios and identify the price of an item after a special discount has been given. Learners utilize calculators to identify number percentages.
Arm your learners with the information they will need to make smart decisions regarding credit cards and personal savings.
"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! This is a great resource to use at the beginning of a personal finance unit or to mix things up in your mathematics classroom.
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. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
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.
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. Practical math, the importance of career and education, and economics rolled into one, and everything is included!
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. Interdisciplinary instruction makes it easy to incorporate these skills into your language arts or math curriculum.
In this recognizing supply and demand worksheet, 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.

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