Hands on Banking

This Hands on Banking unit also includes:

Cha-ching! You just hit the jackpot with this interactive consumer math unit. Supported by a series of online lessons and activities, these lessons engage students in applying their math skills to real-life personal finance problems involving budgeting, bank accounts, credit, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work through this unit in its entirety, or pick and choose lessons to supplement your normal math curriculum
  • Use a projector to work through the online series of lessons as a whole class, or have students complete the online lessons as homework assignments
Classroom Considerations

  • If computers or mobile devices are not available in your classroom, schedule time in the computer lab for your class to participate in the online personal finance activities
  • Though intended for fourth and fifth graders, learning about interest rates involves math concepts and life skills not typically taught until middle school
Pros

  • A free CD-ROM is available upon request with a computer program that accompanies the lessons and activities in this unit
  • All supporting worksheets, graphic organizers, templates, and assessments are included with the unit
  • Answer keys are provided for each student worksheet with hints the teacher can offer to support student learning
  • Unit plan and online activity are available in both English and Spanish
Cons

  • None