Opportunity Cost

This Opportunity Cost lesson plan also includes:

Would you rather eat a peanut butter cup or a Milky Way bar? Would you rather listen to rap or rock music today? These are a few of the questions your learners will approach as they consider the concept of opportunity cost, and before delving into the world of investments and compounded interest.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider incorporating the information on compound interest after a lesson on savings and investments
Classroom Considerations

  • Transition from learning about opportunity cost to compound interest is a bit rough, and you may want to consider easing the progression with supplemental material or teaching these concepts separately

  • Documents are well formatted
  • Includes references to modern-day popular culture, which will help to engage learners in content

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