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Analyzing the Business Cycle with Piecewise Functions

In this personal finance lesson, students investigate the business cycle by interpreting the business cycle as a piecewise function.

Inflation and Unemployment - Is There a Correlation?

Updated! Perfect for an integrated economics and math or technology lesson. Students use Excel to create scatterplots, regression line equations,...
Key Concepts: Employment and Unemployment, Inflation

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Saving

In this personal finance lesson, students determine their monthly earned income and estimate how much they could be saving.
Key Concepts: Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments, Budgeting, Roles of Government

Productivity and Graphing Linear and Quadratic Functions

In this lesson students interpret key features of graphs for both linear and quadratic functions in the context of total...
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues

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Distribution of Income

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn how productivity and government policy influences the distribution of income.
Key Concepts: Distribution of Income, Income Distribution, Productivity

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Who Bears the Burden When a Tax Is Imposed on a Good?

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn how to determine the function values of simple functions.
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices, Roles of Government

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Rates of Change

In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze the relationship between differing costs using the concept of slopes.
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Profit

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The Mathematics Behind Progressive, Regressive, and Proportional Taxes

In this personal finance lesson, students will explore graphs to analyze the impact of different tax structures on families.
Key Concepts: Average Tax Rate (or Ratio), Income Distribution

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Deriving Marginalism

In this personal finance lesson, students will make a connection between derivatives and marginalism.
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Profit

Discover How Two Way Tables Are Used To Determine Auto Insurance Deductibles and Premiums

Students collect data from a hands-on activity involving Colors Goldfish® Baked Snack Crackers to learn how to create a two-way...
Key Concepts: Insurance, Personal Finance, Risk and Return

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Using Slope to Compute Opportunity Cost

In this personal finance lesson, students will investigate opportunity cost by using slope.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services

How to Teach 'Math In The Real World'

In this economics and personal finance webinar, teachers will learn how to implement the Math in the Real World collection.
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest, Risk and Return

Understanding and Analyzing an Income Statement

The income statement is one of the most important financial statements used in making business decisions. The income statement is...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Entrepreneurs, Profit…

Students will compare credit cards by looking at the amount of interest they will incur when paying off the balance...
Key Concepts: Credit, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Incentive

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In this personal finance lesson, students will understand how graphs can be misleading through real GDP.
Key Concepts: Economic Development, Fiscal Policy, GDP

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How Expensive are Payday Loans?

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn how a payday loan works.
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest

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Profit Maximization

In this personal finance lesson, students will explore profits and profit maximization through profit functions.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Demand, Profit…

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Break-Even Analysis

In this personal finance lesson, students will use breakeven analysis formula to analyze investment options.
Key Concepts: Business Costs and Revenues, Goods and Services, Profit

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Using Systems of Equations with Supply and Demand Application

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn supply and demand by utilizing a system of equations.
Key Concepts: Demand, Markets and Prices

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Earning Credit

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn to compound interest and amortization to calculate the cost of a car.
Key Concepts: Credit, Interest, Risk and Return