Checking Account

5th - 8th

Students keep track of finances in a check register. In this checking account instructional activity, students practice writing checks and deposit slips as they add and subtract decimal amounts in order to balance a checkbook in a register.

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Add and Subtract Integers Worksheet

For this adding and subtracting integers worksheet, learners review integer rules by completing 19 drill and practice questions. They work in pairs to compute the total left in a fictitious bank account after several withdrawals and deposits.

Banking and Budgeting

Middle schoolers explore personal finance. They investigate spending, saving, and budgeting. Practice writing checks, managing a checking account, and developing a personal saving plan. A great way to bring the real world into the classroom.

Banking Basics   Extension 3.3

In this checking account register in the financial life of a teenager worksheet, students read and solve word problems. Students solve 10 problems.

Banking Services

Students analyze the banking services and complete related activities. In this banking lesson, students review the services available at a bank and interview people for about the banking services they use. Students shop for checking account and open one. Students identify how to make a deposit, write a check, use an ATM card, or use a debit card. Students read a bank statement and complete a handout for all topics.

Banking 6: Bank Notes And Checks

Why carry around a heavy suitcase full of gold when you can write a check to your neighbor in the village? Sal's village banks flourishes in this video with the introduction of checks, demonstrating how a check essentially works. While this video is helpful for those interested in economics, anyone who is about to gain access to a checking account could use the lesson provided here.

Checking Account Math

Fourth graders work in cooperative groups to add and subtract money. They determine what bills parents have to pay and how parents acquire the money to pay the bills. They discover that a credit is an addition in a checkbook and that a debit is a subtraction in a checkbook.

Let's Check the Checks

Learners learn how to write checks and reconcile a checkbook. In this check book lesson, students use an imaginary $100 to set up a checking account after learning the proper tasks for keeping an accurate check book. They fill out at least four checks and make one deposit while keeping an accurate check register and reconciliation sheet.

Checking Accounts--Financial Education

Eighth graders actively learn all about checking accounts and debit cards. They participate in mock transactions and experience the real life issues of managing money.

The Nitty-Gritty of Checkbooks

Students explore how to maintain a checking account. They control, disburse money, and keep their checking account balance. Through a PowerPoint demonstration, video streaming and hands-on practice, students apply the information given to practical experiences.

Money Management Part II: Checking Accounts

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.

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