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Geometric Garden

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students apply arithmetic and geometry to a real-life situation. In this lesson, students work in small teams to design a garden. Each garden must calculate total garden space, create a scale model, including plants and color. This is a...
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Financial Goals

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do you have financial goals? How will you make them happen? Help your pupils answer these questions through this interactive project. They create goals and a plan for reaching them as one of many high school algebra projects.
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Cash Flow and Balance Sheets

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is your car worth? How much do you owe? Individuals create their personal cash flow and balance sheets. They learn the difference between an asset and liability using their personal information to complete the activity.
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Karma Tycoon (Video Game): Running a Nonprofit Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your class learns to launch and operate a nonprofit, procure funding, manage finances, and help others with this superbly designed unit. Includes well-crafted activities, Internet research, worksheets, vocabulary, and a high-interest...
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Engineering Skills Through Problem Based Learning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Navigate the ups and downs of learning about energy. Future engineers consider how potential and kinetic energy apply to roller coasters. They design a roller coaster of their own and then use computer design software to showcase their...
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Creating a Budget

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning to create and maintain a budget is an important life skill. Guide individuals in the discovery of their spending habits and how to track them. They then use what they learned to create a budget and make decisions on where they...
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Insurance Inventory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you have enough insurance? Pupils may be surprised to learn how much their possessions are worth. This activity asks them to create an inclusive list and make a comparison to their insurance coverage. According to the statistics, most...
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Saving and Investing for the Long Term

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Create savvy investors with an activity that uses an online resource to allow individuals to invest in the stock market. The teacher is able to track activity and progress. Stock tips and strategies are shared.
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Converting Numbers from Base 10 to Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal

For Students 9th - 12th
How many different ways can you write the same number? Learners experiment with writing numbers using different bases. They progress from base 10 to base two, eight, and six.
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Interpreting Residuals from a Line

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What does an animal's gestation period have to do with its longevity? Use residuals to determine the prediction errors based upon a least-square regression line. This second lesson on residuals shows how to use residuals to create a...
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Pedal Power

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Employ proportional reasoning and algebraic understanding to a determine a real world math quandary. Intel has created a project based unit to engage learners in using algebra to describe the physical world. They will create equations,...
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Function Presentations (Unit Assessment)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Present the world to me! Participants develop presentations about functions they learned through research. They then share their ideas about how functions apply to global warming with the class.
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Important Financial Documents

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Emergencies usually come by surprise — preparation is key. Help to reduce anxiety of the unknown by having a financial plan in place for when they arise. Important documents are gathered and action plans are documented.
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Expense Tracking

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does all your money go? Individuals keep a record of the money they spend over the course of 30 days. They then categorize where they are spending their money and write an essay detailing their findings.
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Purchasing a Vehicle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Start your engines! Prevent negative car buying experiences by arming pupils with information. Prepare your young drivers to make informed decisions when they are ready to purchase a car. All aspects are considered from the type of car...
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Income Taxes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most adults dread April 15 — tax day! Tax preparation can be intimidating even for adults. Build confidence by leading individuals through the process and then give them a scenario to practice. The exercise uses tax vocabulary to give...
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Your Credit Report

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is your credit score? How do you find it? Help your pupils answer these questions and more. They will access their free credit report and then analyze its meaning.
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Retirement Planning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's never too early to start saving for retirement. In fact, the earlier one starts, the better! Use this retirement planning activity to teach the importance of a retirement strategy and why to start at a young age. 
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Correlation or Causation: That Is The Question

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did I cause that? The instructional activity provides definitions of correlation and causation along with types of causation. Within the presentation, pupils analyze erroneous conclusions based upon correlation. Groups then develop a...
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Trapezoids: What's Equal or Right About Them?

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pupils explore the concept of trapezoids.  In this trapezoids instructional activity, students identify legs and bases of a trapezoid.  Pupils discuss the similarities and differences between isosceles trapezoids and right trapezoids. ...
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Financial Literacy Infographic Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson in personal finance can be the most valuable part of a high school education. Connect the basics of banking with informational reading skills in a lesson that prompts teenagers to answer a series of questions based on an array...
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Living on Your Own

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Independent living can be fun, but also overwhelming if you don't know how to budget your income and expenses. Go over the ways that kids can manage their money as they take a huge step into adulthood with a project-based lesson about...
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Algebra: Do You See What I See?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how to find the mean, median, and mode from sets of data. By using statistical techniques such as whisker plots and bar graphs, they display the data gleaned from problems. Individually, students complete projects...
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Logic of Fractions

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Before diving into operations with fractions, learners discover the foundation of fractions and how they interact with one another. Exactly as the title says, logic of fractions is the main goal of a resource that shows pupils how...

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