Standards in Economics

Below are the National Standards in Economics that most closely relate to the following lesson.


Calculating Simple Interest ~

Grades: 6-8, 9-12


Name: Interest Rates

Standard: 12

Grades: 4-12

  • Students will understand that: Interest rates, adjusted for inflation, rise and fall to balance the amount saved with the amount borrowed, which affects the allocation of scarce resources between present and future uses.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Explain situations in which they pay or receive interest, and explain how they would react to changes in interest rates if they were making or receiving interest payments.