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By Technology Staff Council for Economic Education

There are three major purchases that you will make in your lifetime, and one happens to be buying a car. Buying a car can be a challenging and daunting task if you haven't done your due diligence. Doing so helps you form a game plan prior to speaking with a salesperson, and will minimize the anxiety you'll face with buying a car. This resource will help walk you through the steps necessary when considering purchasing a new or used car.

Key concepts
Budget, Choice, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Decision Making, Insurance
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Grade9-12
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By Walt Ellison

Students collect data from a hands-on activity involving “Colors Goldfish® Baked Snack Crackers” to learn how to create a two-way table, find the marginal distribution, and find the conditional distribution. Students then use given data to find marginal and conditional distributions to determine which groups are at higher risks of receiving a traffic ticket. Lastly, students use this information and investigate other factors to determine how insurance companies compute auto insurance deductibles and premium payments.
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Deductible, Insurance, Personal Finance, Premium, Risk
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Grade9-12
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By Graham Long

Students learn the basic economic concept of opportunity cost, and draw a production possibilities frontier to learn the constraints a society faces when deciding what to produce. After reviewing opportunity cost, students learn that the math concept of slope can be used to model the opportunity cost of a production possibilities frontier. They practice computing slope on simple, linear production possibilities frontiers before examining the more realistic concave production possibilities model. Students end the lesson by speculating why the opportunity cost of producing goods changes at various points along the production possibilities frontier.
Key concepts
Law of Increasing Opportunity Cost, Opportunity Cost, Production Possibilities Frontier
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Grade9-12
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By Julie Heath

In this lesson, students explore the revised estimate of real GDP data for the third quarter of 2014. These data, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, are presented first as estimates, then as revisions as more data for the time period is collected. This lesson uses data from the revised estimate of the 3Q 2014 activity. Students will understand the recent trends in real GDP, as well as gain insight into the purpose and role of seasonal adjustments in GDP reporting. They will also analyze broader patterns of GDP growth to make more accurate judgments about the true state of the economy's health.
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Business Cycles, Consumption, Exports, Government Expenditures, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Investment, Macroeconomic Indicators, Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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Grade9-12
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By Julie Heath

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), students investigate the latest release for October 2014. Students will explore the difference between seasonally unadjusted and adjusted data are and the role of each.

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Business Cycles, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Inflation, Macroeconomic Indicators, Macroeconomics
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Grade9-12
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By Julie Heath

This lesson uses the latest employment and unemployment data release by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the month of November, reported Dec. 5, 2014. The lesson presents the role that seasonality plays in unemployment and employment.

Key concepts
Cyclical Unemployment, Employment, Employment Rate, Frictional Unemployment, Full Employment, Labor, Labor Market, Structural Unemployment, Unemployment, Unemployment Rate
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Grade9-12
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By Mike Fladlien

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, saving, investing, and giving to others. Students must learn the components of an income statement and the ratios used to analyze a company's operations for a fiscal time period. This lesson provides the tools for constructing of an income statement for a service business and a merchandising business. In addition, students will be able to calculate the compute component percentage that each revenue, expense, and net profit. This rigorous examination of the income statement supports students taking an accounting or personal finance class.

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Entrepreneurship, Expenses, Income, Profit, Revenue, Taxes
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Grade9-12
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By Mike Fladlien

Students will compare credit cards by looking at the amount of interest they will incur when paying off the balance of their purchases. Students will discuss times when they will need to use a credit card, rewards programs, and disadvantages of the use of plastic.

Key concepts
Costs, Credit Card, Decision Making, Finance Charge, Incentive

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