Saving and Investing: Investing for the Future

A fine instructional activity on saving and investing is here for you and your middle schoolers. In it, learners explore the values of time and money, and discover how small amounts of money invested over time can grow into a large "pot of gold." They come up with an investment plan that enables them to accumulate enough money to attend a four-year college. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use this before a math lesson on calculating interest
Classroom Considerations

  • Not heavy on the math calculations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • The incredibly thorough, 14-page plan is well-written and has everything you need embedded in it to successfully implement with the class
Cons

  • None