Calculating Down Payments as a Percentage

Students will learn to calculate down payments using a percentage. Teaching Objectives: Students will define down payment. Students will review percentages. Students will review convert percentages to decimals. Students will review calculating percentages. Students will use these skills to figure out down payments. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 8th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Sometimes, a down … Continue reading Calculating Down Payments as a Percentage

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Calculating Down Payments as a Fraction

Students will learn to calculate down payments using fractions. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn about down payments. Students will learn to calculate down payments using fractions. Students will review multiplying fractions and whole numbers. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Many times, we will see word problems that use terms that we … Continue reading Calculating Down Payments as a Fraction

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Consumer Privacy – Overview & Awareness of Issues

In this lesson students and consumers are provided with a general overview and awareness of privacy issues that impact their lives. Teaching Objectives: Define what is meant by privacy in the information age Explain the pros and cons of database profiles Understand federal laws that offer privacy protection Identify public and private sector sources of … Continue reading Consumer Privacy – Overview & Awareness of Issues

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In Trouble – Dealing with Financial Difficulties

In this lesson students will become aware of the warning signs of financial difficulties. Teaching Objectives: Describe some of the ways you can get in trouble using credit Explain the first steps to take if you can’t pay your bills on time Describe the debt management services provided by nonprofit credit counseling centers List some … Continue reading In Trouble – Dealing with Financial Difficulties

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Consumer Awareness – Decision Making Methods

In this lesson students combine decision-making methods with comparative shopping techniques, recognize common consumer scams, and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively handle consumer complaints. Teaching Objectives: Use decision-making methods before purchasing a product or service Customize and use a comparative-shopping chart Identify alternative buying plans, and list the advantages and disadvantages of … Continue reading Consumer Awareness – Decision Making Methods

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The Influence of Advertising – Understanding Techniques

In this lesson students recognize how and when advertising techniques can influence buying decisions. Teaching Objectives: Understand and identify basic advertising techniques and appeals Understand and identify deceptive or questionable advertising techniques Give examples of commonly seen misleading advertisements, and identify the deceptive or questionable appeals and techniques used in each Discriminate between facts and … Continue reading The Influence of Advertising – Understanding Techniques

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Cars & Loans – Costs & Responsibilities

In this lesson students investigate the legal and financial responsibilities of buying, maintaining, insuring, and operating a car, and translate those responsibilities into a monthly budget. Teaching Objectives: List some of the costs of owning and operating a car Given a budget, decide how much you can afford to pay for a car List some … Continue reading Cars & Loans – Costs & Responsibilities

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Buying a Home – Understanding the Process and Costs

In this lesson students gain a basic understanding of the process and costs involved with home buying. Teaching Objectives: Compare benefits and drawbacks of renting vs. buying a home Develop a knowledge of the home-buying process Understand steps involved in applying for a mortgage Understand and compare various types of mortgages Identify actions to take … Continue reading Buying a Home – Understanding the Process and Costs

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