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Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students discover the world of personal finance and examine the choice that they make concerning their money.
Students investigate the pros and cons of a loan. In this linear equations instructional activity, students create a spreadsheet with collected data about loans and mortgages. They analyze their data using the graph created in the Excel document.
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. Weblinks and 7 different handouts are included in this very complete and comprehensive lesson.
Middle schoolers participate in activities that teach them how to manage money. In this managing money lesson plan, students set long and short term goals for economic success by having discussions, identifying benefits of saving, and investigating investments.
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 algebra worksheet, students solve linear equations using one and two steps. They solve systems of equations using substitution and elimination with graphing. There are links for ready made tests and quizzes.
Students explore central tendencies. In this algebra lesson, students investigate the relationship of the mean, median and mode as it relates to data. They collect data and graph it using a scatter plot. Then they identify the line of best fit.
Seventh graders investigate the Federal reserve.  In this economics lesson plan, 7th graders participate in a simple banking simulation to learn how banks take in deposits, make loans, and hold reserves.  Students study the purpose of the Federal reserve.
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 examine simple bank transactions. In this banking lesson, students analyze banking transactions such as deposits, loans, and how they hold reserves. They participate in simulations of the process of clearing a check and the importance of reserves.
Explore using credit in this financial responsibility and math lesson. Learn to identify the acronym of "PRT" as Principle x Rate x Time, then calculate interest based on this formula. Do some real-world problem solving and choose purchases from newspaper advertisements, and then calculate the total amount that would be paid for the item at various interest rates.
Interest can be both a best friend and an enemy...show your learners how it can manifest through this set of 10 word problems. For each, they calculate time, principle, interest, or rate and choose an answer from multiple choice questions. This worksheet is printable with or without answers, and offers great practice in this applicable skill.
Students will solve exponential function problems, graph exponential functions, find the value of logarithms, determine future value, and compound interest. In this Pre-calculus lesson, students will use the properties of logs to solve test problems.
In this finance learning exercise, students solve and complete 10 different types of problems. First, they use the information known about decimals, fractions, and percents to solve a number of personal and business finance questions.
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson plan, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students investigate exponential growth and decay.  In this exponential growth and decay lesson, students plot data on the cooling of a hot cup of coffee and the interest on a principal amount.  Students discuss how various b-values affect the shape of the graph.  Students make a scatter plot of exponential data and find a model to fit the data.
A good accompaniment to an economics lesson, this presentation explores the aggregate expenditures model, detailing the relationship between consumption and saving using graphs and charts. Additional information includes investments and interest rates, as well as the global perspective on consumption. Viewers will appreciate the easy-to-understand bullet points, and lecturers will appreciate the handy navigational tool and list of relevant terminology.
Young scholars examine the Federal Reserve System.  In this secondary economics lesson, students view a DVD titled In Plain English:  Making Sense of the Federal Reserve.  Young scholars take notes and work in groups to review the information.  Students individually select a home-learning research project related to the Federal Reserve.
Students analyze the stock market from Post WWII through today. Through an interactive simulation, students are given an opportunity to earn "millions". They will analyze the stock market from a historical perspective and explain the reason why long-term investments are important for investors.
Learners explore the concept of compound interest.  In this compound interest learning exercise, students determine the compound interest on various principal amounts with different interest rates and different compound schedule.

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