This interactive tool will teach students about savings. The game will ask students to deposit and withdraw money from a savings account depending on the scenarios.

Key Concepts

Banking, Budget, Economic Security, Functions of Money, Money Management, Savings

LESSONS THAT USE THIS INTERACTIVE TOOL

Clickety Clack, Let's Keep Track!

This lesson will show students the importance of keeping track of their savings.

Grades 3-5

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