Consumer Math and Personal Finance Teacher Resources
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Money Management Part III: Savings Accounts and Cash vs. Credit
Help your class understand the importance of saving and managing their money. Here is part three to a unit on credit, cash, and savings. Learners discuss savings accounts and the idea that a budget plan can help them avoid costly credit...
7th - 8th 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,...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
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...
7th - 8th Math
Making it Work Together: Money and Roommates
Balancing money and first-time roommates can feel like a daunting prospect. Support your class members in understanding how financial agreements between roommates function, as well as the underlying importance of how to communicate about...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Debt Elimination - Power Tools for Building Wealth
What does it mean to be wealthy? Your learners will consider how carrying debt affects budgeting, and learn about the debt snowball strategy and how is it used in the concept of eliminating debt in order to build wealth.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
'I'm Just Totally Lost' About Finances
Explore the concept of financial planning with your class. High schoolers read an article about planning for the financial future and discuss what steps the family in the article took to be financially sound. They consider where they...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Money Management Part II: Checking Accounts
Having money is great, learning to manage it wisely is imperative. First, the class has a discussion on the value and convenience of having a checking account. Then, they practice filling out deposit slips, keeping an account register,...
7th - 8th 21st Century Skills