New! Checking Accounts
8th - 10th
Have your young adults investigate the correct way to use a checking account. Incorporating algebra, learners calculate the balance of their account and balance their account correctly. They write a check and make "deposits" into their account.
An Introduction to Personal Finance
Students study personal finance and building wealth. In this economics lessons, students use Federal Reserve Bank publications to research answers and to make written recommendations for solutions to problems presented by several callers to a show viewed. Students also increase awareness of budgeting, saving, credit cards and insurance.
Moles Lab Activities
General chemistry class members engage in a mini-unit on mole conversions. Through nine lab activites with varying degrees of difficulty, they practice measuring mass and volume, molar calculations, and stoichiometry. Terrific teacher notes give tips for mentoring minors through the lessons. Suggestions are made for options, community connections, and more. This is a comprehensive resource complete with lab sheets.
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.
Students explore the different properties of conics. In this algebra lesson, students calculate the midpoint of a line, the distances between two points as they get ready to find the focus and directrix in eclipse and other conics. They use formulas to calculate the midpoint and distance on a coordinate plane.
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.
Federal Reserve Balance Sheet
With an actual balance sheet from the Federal Reserve (from 2007, before all of the "banking silliness" began to happen), Sal walks viewers through the assets, liabilities, and equity of the Fed. Pupils will be pleased to see how the theories they've studied in class apply directly to the Federal Reserve, and they will be able to put the process of federal banking into a strong context.
Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson plan explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide presentation and the working of sample problems together as a class. Along the way, they use decimals and percents, and also investigate exponential decay and linear relationships. A pretest, guided practice, individual practice, and posttest handout are all provided.
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.
Finance and Accounts 1: Basic Principles
Students distinguish between the terms 'cost' and 'revenue' and examine the concept of 'profit'. They analyze the difference between a profit and loss account and a balance sheet.
Using a graduated cylinder and triple beam balance, middle schoolers measure the volume and mass of four different liquids. They use the values to compute densities. In a separate activity, they experiment with Cartesian divers and learn how pressure affects density.
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