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

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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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Developing a Budget

In the weeks prior to the start of the unit, students track their expenditures during a two-week period. In class, students create a group presentation about personal and financial goals. Individually, students identify four personal goals and describe the related financial goals. With financial goals in mind, students work in pairs to complete a budget … Continue reading Developing a Budget

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Budget to Save—The Balance Sheet

This lesson begins with dispelling common myths about millionaires through the interactive “Millionaire Quiz.” Students then have an opportunity to give their opinions of wealth in a brainstorming activity that culminates in a formalizing of the definition of wealth through the equation of “assets – liabilities = net worth.” Using a variety of interactives, students … Continue reading Budget to Save—The Balance Sheet

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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

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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

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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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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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