Writing Expressions Involving Money Amounts

Students will learn to write expressions using money amounts. Teaching Objectives: Students will review evaluating expressions. Students will review expressions verses equations. Students will learn to write expressions to evaluate money amounts. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: What is an expression? An expression is a numerical statement that has variables, numbers … Continue reading Writing Expressions Involving Money Amounts

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For Plant Lovers Only: Becoming a Botanist

Learn what botanists are, where they work, and how a person can become a botanist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what a botanist is and what kinds of activities a botanist might do. Students will be able to describe five sub-specialties in the field of botany. Students will be able to name … Continue reading For Plant Lovers Only: Becoming a Botanist

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A Career with Bugs: Becoming an Entomologist

Learn what entomologists are, where they work, and how a person can become an entomologist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what an entomologist is and what kinds of activities they might do. Students will be able to describe two sub-specialties in the field of entomology. Students will be able to name places … Continue reading A Career with Bugs: Becoming an Entomologist

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Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping. Teaching Objectives: Understand how to carefully consider alternatives before making a purchase. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: This lesson introduces students to the concepts associated with comparison shopping and choosing the best option. The activities in this lesson will introduce … Continue reading Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

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How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

This lesson introduces students to the basics of how money grows through saving and investing. Teaching Objectives: Consider alternative ways to help money grow through savings. Apply simple math concepts to determine the future value of money. Introduce students to the concept of investment risk. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: … Continue reading How Money Grows Through Saving and Investing

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Money Responsibility

This lesson introduces students to the concept of being responsible for managing money through accurate record-keeping. Teaching Objectives: Apply math skills to balance a spending plan. Recognize the importance of keeping purchase records. Gain an understanding of spending behavior outcomes. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Successful money management includes keeping … Continue reading Money Responsibility

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Allowances and Spending Plans

Students learn an introduction to allowances. Teaching Objectives: Recognize how to divide an allowance into a spending plan. Learn how to balance income and expenses. Gain confidence in preparing spending plans. Suggested Grade Level 3rd Grade – 6th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Children in grades three through six are capable of managing small amounts of money. … Continue reading Allowances and Spending Plans

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Caring for the Trees: Becoming an Arborist

Learn about arborists, where they work, and how a person can become an arborist. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to explain what an arborist is and what kinds of activities an arborist might do. Students will be able to list several places where an arborist might work. Students will be able to define the … Continue reading Caring for the Trees: Becoming an Arborist

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Money Math: Lessons for Life

Students learn money math. Table of Contents: Foreword Correlations to NCTM Principles and Standards of Mathematics Lesson 1 The Secret to Becoming a Millionaire Lesson 2 Wallpaper Woes Lesson 3 Math and Taxes: A Pair to Count On Lesson 4 Spreading the Budget Suggested Grade Level 4th – 8th Grade Lesson Excerpt: Let’s face it—kids … Continue reading Money Math: Lessons for Life

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Your Credit Score

Students learn about credit scores. Teaching Objectives: Describe the purpose of a credit report. Define the role of credit scores. Explain the importance of a good credit score. Standard 7: The student will identify the procedures and analyze the responsibilities of borrowing money. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 12th Grade Lesson Excerpt: When people apply … Continue reading Your Credit Score

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