Spreadsheets and Budgets

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Where does all the money go? Given a living scenario, learners research jobs and costs for expenses. Class members use the information to create a monthly budget. They enter their information into a spreadsheet and use the spreadsheet to construct a pie chart showing how they spent the money—a great economics skill for all!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Spend some time discussing budgets and what students should include in one
Classroom Considerations

  • The budget includes tithing, which may or may not be appropriate for the class
  • Individuals should know how to use a spreadsheet
Pros

  • Includes an example of a completed project
  • Provides a worksheet to help class members organizer their information
Cons

  • None