Investment and Savings Teacher Resources

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Pupils investigate the principle of market efficiency and discover the importance of long-term investments theory. They explain the difference between a buy and hold method versus a market timing investment strategy. Students conclude with an interactive activity and decide on an investment course of action after examining stock graphs.
Students study why philanthropy is needed and learn to complete a penny drive. For this philanthropy lesson, students learn the need to invest money for future purposes and identify a cause in the community to hold a penny drive for.
High schoolers participate in investments. They purchase property for future financial return or benefit. They discover a stock strategy in which you own stock and write (sell) a call at the next strike price above the current stock value.
Students write an expository essay discussing how to apply interest formulas to their investments.
Sixth graders research to find background information and stock history over the last year about a company listed on the NYSE. They evaluate whether or not they should "invest" in that company. They write a persuasive essay outlining why the class should invest in that company.
Students explore the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Using the internet, they discover how the idea of Jim Crow kept African-Americans from gaining economic prosperity. They explain how an investment in human capital and a willingness to seek out new opportunities allowed for the African-American middle class to form.
What happens when a homeowner is paying more towards a loan than the house is actually worth? In a timely look at the housing bubble (and its inevitable pop), Sal examines five hypothetical home purchases from 1995 and their notional wealth as the demand for homes increases a decade later. Learners are introduced to home equity loans and the realities of foreclosure.
Can looking at price per share tell a buyer the value of a stock? Not necessarily, Sal explains as he calculates the price to earnings ratio to demonstrate this relativity. He reminds learners to consider the source of a company's reported earnings per share, in this case the trailing 12-month earnings. He compares two companies, explaining the meaning of the resulting ratios and how they can change from year to year. Sal also outlines stock trends as a reason to invest in a high P/E ratio company. Finally, he briefly breaks down the reduced value of future earnings and explains the standard 10 times price to earnings based on an earnings stream and inflation. This last part will require more explanation on your part, as it isn't comprehensively explained.
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.
High schoolers explore the concept of personal finance. In this philanthropy instructional activity, students examine decisions they make about money as they discover the definitions of philanthropy, resources, scarcity, choice, benefits, costs, opportunity cost, interest, interest rate, principal, simple interest, compound interest, and compounding.
Young scholars examine the Malaysian economy and the effect of the SARS epidemic. They conduct research, write an editorial evaluating Malaysia's proposed budget for 2004, and develop an advertising campaign to promote business in Malaysia.
Learners engage in a lesson introducing them to the concept of return on investment, or ROI. Return on investment is a basic principle that should be understood before investing money.
Eleventh graders derive the formula for the balance of a loan after a given number of payments. The lesson illustrates that an annuity is simply a loan situation with a reverse of the payment (a loan pays off an amount while an annuity accumulates to an amount).
Eleventh graders derive the formula for the balance of a loan after a given number of payments.  In this finance lesson, 11th graders use the formulas for simples and compound interest to figure a loan balance. The lesson provides students with real life skills they can use as borrowers and investors. 
Students examine how money can work differently for every individual, identify various sources for saving and investing, and discuss most beneficial savings or investing plans for one's budget.
Students learn the benchmarks that measure the ups and downs of the stock market. They also explore how to set up a diversified portfolio and trade stock indices for the Global Stock Game (GSG).
Students explore the benchmarks that measure the ups and downs of the stock market. They also set up a diversified portfolio and trade stock indices for the Global Stock Game (GSG).
Students define human capital and examine why it is necessary for economic growth. They explore how people can increase their personal level of human capital.
Students develop the concept of finances. In this finance lesson plan, students watch a video called, "Moving Out." Students calculate the finances of a character in the video. Students experience various budget scenarios such as earning debt, breaking even, and saving money.
In this logarithm worksheet, students solve thirteen logarithm problems.  Students: solve logarithm equations and inequalities and calculate investments.  This worksheet also includes some trig.