Learn the basics of simple interest, and how it is calculated using the simple interest formula. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the financial terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Interest Saving Money Principal PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the GET LESSON button near the bottom of … Continue reading What is Simple Interest? How to Calculate

# Money Math Lessons

Welcome to our page on money math! We believe that mastering basic math skills is essential to building a strong foundation in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of money math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with money. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or financial educator, our collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities will equip you with the tools you need to teach these critical skills and empower students to become confident in handling money. From calculating sales tax to making change, our materials will help students master the skill of money math and become financially responsible individuals.

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### What is Interest? Introduction to Interest Rates.

Learn the basics of interest, how you earn interest, and compound interest. An introduction to interest rates. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Interest Interest Rates Saving Bank Loans PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the GET LESSON button near the … Continue reading What is Interest? Introduction to Interest Rates.

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 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

### Multiplying Decimals and Calculating Costs

Students will learn to multiply decimals to calculate costs. Teaching Objectives: Students will review multiplying decimals. Students will apply multiplying decimals to real life situations. Students will practice these skills in their independent work. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: When working with money, you will notice that money amounts are written … Continue reading Multiplying Decimals and Calculating Costs

### Money Exchange from Foreign to US

Students will learn to exchange foreign money to American money. Teaching Objectives: Students will learn about exchange rates. Students will learn about exchanging money. Students will learn how to exchange foreign money to American dollars. Suggested Grade Level 6th – 9th Grade Lesson Excerpt: What is money exchange? Exchanging money happens when you travel from … Continue reading Money Exchange from Foreign to US