Teachers, you can now register your students for TWO NATIONAL COMPETITIONS this spring—our National Personal Finance Challenge (financial stability/mobility) and our National Economics Challenge (micro/macroeconomics).

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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…
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest
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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 revenue…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand, Profit…
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Break-Even Analysis

Students participate in a group activity in which they are assigned a business. They use breakeven analysis to calculate the…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Goods and Services, Profit
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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…
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest, Risk and Return
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Is the traditional taxicab an endangered species?

Increasingly popular ride-sharing services have attracted customers at a rate that some say endangers the cab industry. Economics correspondent Paul…
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Demand, Elasticity of Demand…
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“The Giver”: Jonas Makes a Choice

Jonas, a twelve-year old, lives in a seemingly perfect futuristic world. His community protects him from all harm and in…
Key Concepts: Choice, Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis…
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Would You Demand It?

How many students would demand a cell phone that costs $3,995? That was the price of the first cell phone…
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Demand, Markets and Prices
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Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class?

Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown…
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization, Entrepreneurs…
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