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Study Skills, Time, and Money Management
Enhance your high schoolers' time/money management and study skills. In each of three sessions, they examine their current habits and practice new strategies to best use their time and money, and to study most effectively. A service component focuses on how personal behavior affects the common good.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 49 Views 127 Downloads
Pupils explore money management skills and economics thru a creative project where students earn "money" for their assigned "jobs." They keep track of their income and expenses in a transaction record and explore the Excel money management software.
5th - 6th Math 3 Views 44 Downloads
Money Management Part I: Money and You: An Introduction to Money Management and Budgeting
Learners discuss personal finance and create personal budgets. They discuss the importance of managing their money and how money management skills impact their future. Note: This lesson is intended for use with a SMART Board and references specific software, which is not included.
7th - 8th Math 11 Views 27 Downloads
New Review Banking on Debit Cards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card versus a debit card? What are the costs of using a debit card irresponsibly? Here you'll find a lesson on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
10th - 12th Math 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 cards.
7th - 8th Math 9 Views 16 Downloads
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, podcast, online ad shopping, interactive games, and online assessment.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 47 Views 132 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Some ads really make products look great, and even better than they really are! Kids get into small groups to research and compare marketing used by various cell phone companies. They analyze advertisements, carrier options, and cell phone plans.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 19 Views 29 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Math 33 Views 48 Downloads
The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze
Students explore personal finances. In this money management lesson, students read The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze. Students examine the spending habits of Brother Bear and Sister Bear. Students analyze opportunity costs as well.
2nd - 4th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
Students create a PowerPoint presentation and a pie chart of a budget for a given scenario. In this budgeting and money management lesson, students discuss credit ratings and good consumer decisions. Students work in groups to make a budget for a family scenario with a given gross income.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Money Management: Paying Bills
Students investigate the concept of paying bills by writing checks. They practice writing a check with the specific elements filled out correctly and then record the amount of it in the check register. Students also extend the lesson when balancing the checkbook.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 40 Downloads
Unit 4: Money Management - Using Bank Services
Students explore information about banking and banking services. They practice filling out deposits and withdrawal slips, transferring money and discover how money is transferred when making purchases. Students identify types of banks and practice opening, using, and balancing checking and savings accounts.
8th - 12th Math 24 Views 169 Downloads
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 interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 25 Views 45 Downloads