The Lowdown — The Math of Credit Cards

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Take credit for finding a great lesson on credit cards. Future consumers first learn about lines of credit and credit cards by watching a video. They then work through some problems on simple interest and monthly payments.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a business or economics teacher for the activity
  • Invite a financial advisor to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have familiarity with percents
  • Presentation is one part of The Lowdown: Real-World Math seried

  • Includes a set of printable handouts for the lesson
  • Provides an optional extension activity

  • None