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Learning to be a savvy shopper can make or break the bank. Upper graders research five different cell phone carriers to see if they'll have enough money in their imaginary budget for a dream phone or a basic phone. They create either a PowerPoint presentation or a brochure to share their findings.
Are there benefits to comparison shopping? Yes, even with cell phones. It's important to know which carrier is best and why. Learners interview a family member about his choice in cell phone carriers, and compare that person's choice to research they've collected online. They display their findings and discuss them as a class.
Young scholars explore the concept of money management. In this money management lesson, students read an article about young scholars taking a finance course in high school and college. Students discuss the importance of money management. Young scholars write a summary about how a credit card, loan, or savings account works.
Eighth graders determine the net amount of an income for a fictional job. They must determine their net worth minus standard deductions. Students must then determine their monthly budget including, groceries, credit, and rent.
Students role play a scenario between a creditor and debtor. In this consumer education lesson, students read the book Four Dollars and Fifty Cents, discuss the vocabulary introduced in the book and role play a situation between a creditor and a debtor.
Students explore guidelines for buying food. In this science lesson, students read labels, trademarks, and print advertisements. Students discuss their duties as consumers as well as the conservation of food. Students serve and evaluate a prepared breakfast menu.
Students go on a shopping spree. In this consumer education lesson, students budget $1000 as they comb over advertisements to identify the goods they would buy with their money.
For this money management worksheet, students examine a table regarding investments and respond to 1 multiple choice question regarding the information.
In this Berenstain Bears worksheet, students review money management skills as they sing the lyrics of "The Beary Bubbies Song".
For this money management worksheet, learners read a paragraph regarding credit and then respond to 6 short answer questions regarding credit.
In this money management learning exercise, students examine an advertisement for a bike and respond to 3 questions that require them to calculate percentages
In this personal finance activity, students use the prepared BINGO caller card to play a money management game regarding credit.
In this money management, 4th graders study inflation. Students complete the given table filling in the 15 spaces for the prices of items for three different given years.
Students learn about credit cards and scores and how to and not to use them. In this financial concept lesson, students are given hypothetical scenarios where they are able to apply learning's to given situations as they figure rates, scores, and money management techniques of their own.
The first several minutes of this clip are a review of the hypothetical China-U.S. trade scenario Sal mapped out in previous videos. Then, he begins to further outline how the Yuan can resist appreciation because of interference by the Chinese Central Bank and it's desire to peg the current exchange rate. Learners explore the Chinese government's solution of printing Yuan, exchanging for dollars, and investing in a safe, dollar-denominated liquid asset: U.S. treasuries. He leads economists into considering the impact of large-scale loans from the Chinese government on the US economy and debt.
Students explore money management. In this financial awareness lesson, students are given an amount of money and a sheet of objects to choose from to buy. Students choose only five objects they can afford to "buy."
Students explore types of financial institutions. In this Consumer Math/Economics lesson, students investigate the functions and services of different types of financial institutions and how thy work for individuals and businesses.
Students investigate the concepts of money management and banking through Internet activities. In this economics instructional activity, students discuss the characteristics of money and how people once bartered with goods instead of paying with cash. Students research banking websites and complete an online activity dealing with the different money systems.
Having money is great, learning to manage it wisely is imperative. First, the class has a discussion on the value and convenience of having a checking account. Then, they practice filling out deposit slips, keeping an account register, and writing checks. Tip: Checks aren't used the same way they used to be, it may be a good idea to explain how an account register is used with ATM checking.
Learners learn about finance and money management and use math to solve problems, communicate, and explore real life situations as they deal with banks. In this financial management lesson, students apply their math skills to real life scenarios through role play and online resources.