This blog is dedicated to the discussion of math teachers might think about including financial education in their classrooms and how financial education teachers might be able to highlight the math that is inherent in financial topics. I have worked as a math teacher, a math tutor, in an organization that designed and provided financial education for children and adults and I have research the financial practices of low- to moderate-income adults. I think a lot about what goes into a financial decision, how people make sense of their options and for whom and under what circumstances do particular choices make sense. I find this process to be inherently mathematical.

Hi Math Forum,

Love your blog. The whole concept makes a lot of sense. When I was in school I had a very rudimentary glimpse of financial education but it was not in math class. I think learning from a math teacher could have been more beneficial.

I’m the content coordinator at Lender411 and we are currently reaching out to the education community about our finance tools. If you are interested in incorporating mortgage calculators or finance-based infographics, please shoot me an email.

Thanks so much, and keep up the great work.

Stevie

My students are discussing the Val’s Values video. We have decided that the age of both you and the gentleman in the video are important. The overall consensus is 25 and 33 respectively. I apologize if this question is offensive or inappropriate, however, I want my classroom activity to be authentic. Can you comment?

Thank you,

Megan Schmidt

Not offensive at all (and sorry, for some reason I am just seeing this post) — I think they’ve underestimated my age and overestimated amir’s! closer to 37 and 30. Hope this helps and I’d love to hear about the classes discussion about the problem.

Best,

Val