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


Renting a Place to Live

This lesson uses the Better Money Habits video The True Cost of Renting a Place to help students learn about the costs associated with renting a place to live.

Grades 9-12

Building a Better Budget

This lesson uses the Better Money Habits video How to Set a Budget and Stick to It to reinforce the concepts of budgeting introduced in Lesson 7: Managing Cash in Financial Fitness for Life, Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

Graphing and Interpreting Linear Relationships in the Context of Budgeting

Students explore budget constraints by solving a contextual problem involving the purchase of goods on a fixed income. Adjustments to the quantities of two goods are used to explore the meaning of points on a graph and relationships between quantities and disposable income. Students scale and lab...

Grades 9-12

Understanding and Analyzing an Income Statement

The income statement is one of the most important financial statements used in making business decisions. The income statement is an analytical tool that can be used in business and personal finance that summarizes business and personal transactions for a time period. Students must learn the comp...

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