Personal Finance

Many economics and personal finance concepts overlap with math curriculum, but economics and personal finance teachers are not trained to teach complex calculations and formulas, and math teachers may not focus on the personal finance and economic applications. A new CEE resource, Math in the Real World, brings together the expertise of math teachers and economics teachers to create interdisciplinary lessons that teach important personal finance and economic concepts in the context of math lessons.

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    Profit Maximization

    In this lesson students solve an optimization problem based on the real-world example of profit maximization.  Students analyze a primary source document – a revenue and pro...

    Grades: 9-12

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    How Expensive are Payday Loans?

    Students will learn how a payday loan works by watching a video. They will learn that payday loans are an expensive form of borrowing and calculate the total cost of a payday loan using s...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Earning Credit

    Students participate in a series of activities that provide them with a simulated credit score and an auto loan interest rate based on their credit score. Then they learn to use compound ...

    Grades: 9-12

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    When Graphs Mislead Us

    Students will watch a video and answer questions about Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Graphs of real GDP per capita are used to demonstrate that the same set of data can be shown in dif...

    Grades: 9-12

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