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


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 ...

Grades 9-12

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