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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. Weblinks and 7 different handouts are included in this very complete and comprehensive lesson.
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning activity, students discover the world of personal finance and examine the choice that they make concerning their money.
Money and Credit: Making Good Decisions
Students 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.
Money Smart Choices
Learners 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.
Mean, Median and Mode
Learners explore central tendencies. In this algebra instructional activity, 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.
Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages
Students investigate the pros and cons of a loan. In this linear equations lesson, students create a spreadsheet with collected data about loans and mortgages. They analyze their data using the graph created in the Excel document.
Write Equations of Line From two Points
For 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.
Calculating Simple Interest
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 learning exercise is printable with or without answers, and offers great practice in this applicable skill.
What is the Federal Reserve?
Seventh graders investigate the Federal reserve. In this economics lesson, 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.
What Is the Federal Reserve?
Young scholars examine simple bank transactions. In this banking lesson plan, 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.
Buying on Credit
Explore using credit in this financial responsibility and math lesson plan. 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.
Pre-calculus Unit 3 Test 2
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 worksheet, 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.
Market Structure and Competition
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, 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.
Exploring the Exponential Function
Young scholars 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. Young scholars 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.
An Introduction to the Federal Reserve
Learners examine the Federal Reserve System. In this secondary economics lesson, students view a DVD titled In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve. Learners take notes and work in groups to review the information. Students individually select a home-learning research project related to the Federal Reserve.
An Historical Stock Jaunt: Post WWII through 2001
Learners 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.
High schoolers explore the concept of compound interest. In this compound interest worksheet, students determine the compound interest on various principal amounts with different interest rates and different compound schedule.
How Markets Work
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. For this economics lesson, 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.
HW #14A: Sale and Discounts
In this sale and discounts worksheet, students determine the sale price of given items. They compute the final price, amount of a tip, and interest rate in given problems. This one page worksheet contains eight multi-step problems.