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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Sources of Credit: It Is In Your Interest?

Students learn about sources of credit and calculating interest rates. Teaching Objectives: Identify potential sources of credit. Compare credit sources. Evaluate credit practices. Calculate credit costs. Demonstrate the ability to make good credit choices. Standard 7: The student will identify the procedures and analyze the responsibilities of borrowing money. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 12th … Continue reading Sources of Credit: It Is In Your Interest?

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Protecting the Environment: Becoming an Environmental Engineer

Learn how environmental engineers protect the environment and how a person can become one. Teaching Objectives: Students will be able to list and describe various capacities in which environmental engineers work. Students will understand that environmental engineers design ways to protect the environment. Students will understand that environmental engineers can work for companies or for … Continue reading Protecting the Environment: Becoming an Environmental Engineer

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Figuring Costs Using Fractions

Students will learn to use fractions to figure out costs. Teaching Objectives: Students will apply fractions to real- life situations involving costs. Students will review multiplying fractions. Students will learn to take a fraction of a cost. Students will apply these skills when problem solving. Suggested Grade Level 5th – 8th Grade Lesson Excerpt: There … Continue reading Figuring Costs Using Fractions

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