Students participate in an activity to learn about checking accounts, savings accounts and check-cashing services. Students learn the components of a check, and they organize and enter information into an account register for a fictitious person in order to determine the person’s balance. Students learn why maintaining account records is important. Students balance a monthly account statement.

# Tag: 8th Grade

### W Is for Wages – W4 and W2 Forms

Students compute the gross pay for a fictional John Dough given his hourly wage and the number of hours worked. They compare gross pay to net pay. They learn what FICA and federal income taxes are. They learn how to complete a W-4 form and what a W-2 form is.

### Invest in Yourself

Students are divided into four groups to produce name tents. Each group produces name tents in a different way to highlight different levels of human capital. Students identify ways in which people invest in their human capital. Students use the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to analyze unemployment, educational attainment, and median weekly … Continue reading Invest in Yourself

### 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

### The Election of FDR and the New Deal

Learn about the New Deal and the election of FDR. Teaching Objectives: Students will understand some of the New Deal programs initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression. Students will understand the lasting effects of the New Deal programs. Suggested Grade Level 5th – 8th Grade … Continue reading The Election of FDR and the New Deal

### Money Expressions with Two Operations

Students will learn to solve money problems with two or more operations. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn to define an expression. Students will learn to write expressions to solve problems. Students will write expressions and solve problems with two or more operations. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: What is an expression? … Continue reading Money Expressions with Two Operations

### The Gold Rush – Impact and Expansion

Students will learn about various gold rushes, including the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes. Teaching Objectives: Students will understand of the major events surrounding the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes. Students will understand the impact of the Gold Rushes on western expansion in the U.S. Students will understand many important issues surrounding U.S. … Continue reading The Gold Rush – Impact and Expansion

### Writing Expressions with Different Money Amounts

Students will learn to write and evaluate expressions that have different money amounts. Teaching Objectives: Students will review writing expressions. Students will review evaluating expressions. Students will write expressions with different money amounts in them. Students will evaluate those expressions. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: What is an expression? An expression … Continue reading Writing Expressions with Different Money Amounts

### 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

### 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