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Students develop the concept of finances. In this finance lesson, 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.
Middle schoolers add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers. They find the square and the cube of numbers. They create a game incorporating computation on rational numbers. Everyone works together to write and evaluate expressions. Note: the associate video is only available via purchase, but the other activities hold enough value to support the lesson without it.
Students are introduced to the time value of money. Using different scenerios, they discover the advantages to receiving money in a lump sum rather than over time. They identify their opportunity cost of each scenerio and their trade-offs. They calculate the amount of money they would make if they invest their money.
High schoolers use the internet to trace the history of stocks on the Dow Jones 30. They describe how different factors like inflation and taxes impact the returns on stocks. Using investment numbers, they calculate the real and nominal returns. In groups, they create a table comparing the two numbers and they discuss the results.
Students explore the concept of uses for money. In this uses for money lesson plan, students discuss ways in which money can be utilized such as spending, saving, investing, donating, etc. Students discuss the differences between needs and wants. Students use pie charts of money distributions to help with their discussions.
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.
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.
Wow! Here is a fabulous lesson plan that utilizes real-life scenarios and skills to reinforce the concepts of fractions, decimals, and percents. The lesson is divided up into three areas of study: drafting and designing a home, purchasing real estate, and the stock market. These activities are sure to challenge and excite your charges. This is one of the better math lessons I've come across. Highly recommended!
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 interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of railroads, oil booms, stock markets, and labor strikes.
The class will first consider personal money management and budgeting. They will then turn the tables and use their skills to budget for philanthropic ventures, developing a service project to support a local non-profit organization. This resource includes all materials, including handouts and key words.