In this game, students click the spinner to see how far their car will advance. After each spin, they will be asked to categorize expenses. If they get it right, they'll be one step closer to winning. But if they get it wrong, they're sent backwards.

Key Concepts

Budget, Income, Expenses, Fixed Expenses, Variable Expenses


Understanding and Analyzing an Income Statement

The income statement provides valuable information that can help buyers make a well-informed decision when considering the purchase of a business. It can also help determine the value in comparing overall income and expenses. This information can help make strategic decisions when consuming, s...

Grades 9-12

Booker T. Washington:"Fifty Cents and a Dream"

Young Booker T. Washington had a dream. That dream was to use the resources at his disposal to earn the money necessary to get an education that would allow him and others to become financially secure. This lesson based on the picture book "Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington" by...

Grades K-2, 3-5

Do I Look Like I'm Made of Money?

One of the most common replies given by parents when their children ask for money is “Do I look like I’m made of Money?” This lesson is designed to educate students about the need for money as a generally accepted medium of exchange. The students will also learn how money is e...

Grades 3-5, 6-8

Money Comes and Goes

Students read two online stories that introduce them to the elements of a budget and show that a successful budget balances money coming in (income) with money going out (expenses and savings). Follow-up activities point out the value of a budget. Students learn that a budget can help us make sur...

Grades 3-5

Constitution Costs

This lesson helps students understand the basic services provided for Americans in the United States Constitution and the necessity of a system of taxation to fund those services. Students will debate the pros and cons of having governments fund and provide particular services.

Grades 9-12, 6-8


  • “This is a great way to extend a lesson. It is visually simulating and keeps students engaged. Plus Plus!”

    Bonnie T., East Orange , NJ   POSTED ON March 23, 2011

  • “Absolutely wonderful! I home school my 15 year old son and this is a super smart way to educate a future wage earner!”

    Juanita D., Huntsville, AL   POSTED ON April 4, 2011

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