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The Economics of National Craft Month

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Combine National Craft Month and economic math while producing some imaginative, innovative crafts.
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Dollars and Sense

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read "Starting a Business" and answer the question: "How could you design an ad to let the community know about the business described in the story?" Then, they illustrate a written ad that could be posted in the...
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Incentives, Profit and the Entrepreneur

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students discuss hypothetical problems associated with price and profit. They discuss the fairness of profit, how it should be measured, and the consequences of setting acceptable levels of profit.
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Income and Expenses

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students discuss income and expenses. In this lesson on money, students define income and expenses, after whith they keep track of their income and expense transactions on a basic ledger.
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A Basket of Bangles: How a Business Begins

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students consider concepts of banking introduced in the story, "Basket of Bangles." In this banking activity, students identify key terms through recall questions interspersed in the story. Using five handouts and a game, students...
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Show Me the Money

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils investigate financial applications of mathematics in this mathematics lesson. They will investigate equations that represent a company’s income, expense, and profit functions and use those equations to identify break even points...
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Profit From Pumpkins

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders cut open a pumpkin. In this math activity, 3rd graders complete the worksheet "From Seed to Pumpkin" and then clean out their pumpkins to see how many seeds are in it.
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Hassan's Pictures - Linear Programming and Profit Lines

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students graph systems of linear inequalities. In this linear programming and profit lesson, students explore linear programming problems. They graph a feasible region in a linear programming problem and identify the profit lines. ...
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Profit and Loss

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze the concept of profit and loss, the components of a simple profit and loss statement and the importance of a profit and loss statement. They calculate profits using gross income, total expenses and cost of goods sold....
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Crispy Cookie Class Fundraiser

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders see the relationship of math and the real world application by manufacturing a product for making a profit. They create a food product from a recipe, record their sales and analyze and report their gross profit.
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Graph It with Coffee!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview employers and employees at local coffee shops about sales and profits and create graphs comparing and contrasting information obtained about the businesses.
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Council for Economic Education

You Can BANK on This! (Part 4)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students assess both negative and positive incentives associated with credit card use. They identify profit as an economic incentive for banks to offer credit cards.
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TV on Cell phones? Funny but Profitable

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of technology. In this technology lesson, students read an article about television on a cell phone. Learners discuss why MobiTV was successful. Students discuss a technology and possible innovations to...
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Absolutely, Positively a Force in China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the concept of company expansion. In this company expansion lesson, students read an article about FedEx and how it was able to expand. Young scholars discuss how FedEx was able to expand. Students discuss reasons...
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Give it Back from a Snack

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students conduct and analyze a survey about snacks. In this graphing lesson, students ascertain which snacks would be the best choice for the community. Students hold a sale and decide how the money could best be spent for the school...
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COULD YOU START A BUSINESS?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn how a business starts and finds financial independence. In this lesson, students learn the struggle of financial management, the costs of running a business and how to keep a budget.
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What is a Stock? or, Who Owns McDonald's?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore profit and risk. In this economics lesson plan, students read about McDonald's and Nabisco stock and discuss the risks and rewards of stock ownership. Printable worksheets ask questions about rights of stock owners and...
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Lemonade Business Stock Market Intro

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students role play as business owners in order to learn about how certain aspects of business works. In this 3rd - 6th grade lesson plan, students experience creating and running their own business, including earning profits and...
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Smoses Toy Expo

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students research one of the simple machines listed in the instructional activity and review several simple machine websites to complete their research. Students use software and a watch a video to learn more about machines. Students...
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Introduction to Business Studies

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine what a business does. They study the business process - inputs through to outputs and explore how profit is made
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Finance and Accounts 1: Basic Principles

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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.
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Competition and Market Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a simulation in which some are buyers and some are sellers in a trading activity. They set their own prices and record transactions. Then they calculate who made the biggest profit. They discuss the results.
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In Your Own Backyard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in their own community. From this information they determine possible market niches and identify potential businesses that could be started to meet the demands of these niches...
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The Lemonade Stand

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students play The Lemonade Stand game online to explore business world; students make decisions about cost, profit, and advertising, and complete worksheet answering questions about choices they made as a producer.