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Consumer Economics in Algebra

Borrowing (Financial Education)+ 
JavaScript 
Activity 

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Explore retirement issues and consumer credit with this activity, which involves online calculators, interviews, journaling, and group presentations. This activity was used as a project to accompany a...
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Compound Interest Simulator

Credit cards (Financial Education)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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This applet will allow you to investigate savings account earnings, credit card debt, and a stock market simulation.
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Omega Computer Algebra Calcula...

General (Financial Education) 
Computer 
Tool 

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This online Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) Explorer lets you compose a mathematical query with a calculatorlike graphical interface, then displays the output in text or graphic formats.
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Making Change

Buying goods and services (Financial Education)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Students are given the sale price and the amount of money paid by a customer. They must calculate the amount of change due, then click and drag the fewest number of coins and bills to make change.
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Just Kids Games: Making Change

Coins (Financial Education) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Practice making change for customers' purchases by sliding coins out of the cash register and on to the counter.
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Million Dollar Mission

Earning (Financial Education)+ 
Spreadsheet 
Tool 

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This is the famous "doubling pennies" problem. Students will study exponential growth. The activity is designed for students to work independently, or in groups with guidance from the teacher.
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Educreations Interactive White...

General (Financial Education) 
iPad 
Tool 

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Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentar...
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Miranda and the Rookie

Earning (Financial Education)+ 
Spreadsheet 
Technology PoW 

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Use a spreadsheet to compare salaries of the star basketball player and the rookie.
NOTE: A free login is required. Sign up using the link on the login page, or use your existing K...
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DataFerrett: For TheDataWeb

Economics (Financial Education)+ 
Computer 
Tool 

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DataFerrett is a data mining and extraction tool that works with TheDataWeb, a network of online data libraries. Topics include economics, health, income and unemployment,
population, labor, cancer,...
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Changing Cost per Minute

Buying goods and services (Financial Education)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Users learn how modifications in the rate affect the linear graph displaying accumulation (the total cost of calls).
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Fun and Sun RentaCarJava V...

Budget (Financial Education)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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The Green family is planning a oneweek vacation in Florida and needs to rent a car while there. They must decide which of four rental plans to choose. Students construct graphs to see which plan is b...
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Payday

Careers (Financial Education)+ 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
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How much do a school teacher & LeBron James make in a year? Explore not only how much people earn each year, but also each day, hour and minute. How long would a teacher have to work to earn what LeBr...
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Graph of the US Income Distrib...

Income (Financial Education) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Interact with a graph displaying family income across the population using a football field as the context. The height of the curve at any point is the height of a stack of $100 bills equaling that in...
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Personal Shopper

Buying goods and services (Financial Education)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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The Personal Shopper game uses shopping and moneyhandling in order to reinforce the idea of proportional reasoning. The gameplay involves the player being given a certain amount of money, and a perc...
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Exploring Relationships betwee...

Earning (Financial Education)+ 
Fathom 
Activity 

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What are the advantages of staying in school? From time to time, students wonder whether their academic efforts will be useful to them in the long term. Students will attempt to determine if there ...
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Educational Attainment and Inc...

Careers (Financial Education)+ 
Fathom 
Activity 

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An activity using the ESTAT web site’s access to census data, looking at the correlation between educational attainment and income.
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Math Insight  Digging Dirt

Earning (Financial Education)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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An application problem that asks students to help an excavation company prepare a bid for one of their clients by calculating what they should charge to dig a hole. To solve the problem students must ...
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When Gas Was a Quarter!

Inflation (Financial Education) 
JavaScript 
Activity 

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This is the student page that goes with the When Gas Was a Quarter! lesson plan. In this exercise, students explore the following questions: Why does everything cost so much more now, compared to when...
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The Cost of Being Late

Annual percentage rate (APR) (Financial Education)+ 
Spreadsheet 
Activity 

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The primary goal of this lesson is to understand that the costs associated with buying on credit and that making only minimum payments are problematic to longterm financial health. The secondary goal...
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Time, Value, Money: Applicatio...

Borrowing (Financial Education)+ 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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Activities in this book approach common financial problems like TimeValueof Money, Compound Interest, Present and Future Value, Depreciation, Mortgages, Amortization, and like NPV. The activity book...
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Real Estate Tycoon

Jobs (Financial Education)+ 
Computer 
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In this yearlong project, students design, "build," and "sell" a house; after which they simulate investment of the profits in the stock market. Along the way, students make scale drawings, compute w...
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Number Cents

Coins (Financial Education) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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To begin this lesson, children model prices mentioned in a children’s book (Pigs Will Be Pigs). Then they make change from a given amount by counting on from the price.
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When Gas Was a Quarter

Inflation (Financial Education) 
JavaScript 
Lesson Plan 

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Why do things cost so much more now than they used to? Students will find out about inflation in the United States.
With this lesson, students will use the Consumer Price Index and explore inflation ...
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Math Forum Teacher Packet: TI...

Balancing a checkbook (Financial Education)+ 
TINspire 
Lesson Plan 

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This packet contains a copy of the original problem used to create the activity, rationale and explanation behind the “Make a Mathematical Model” focal activity, and some thoughts on why this activity...
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Snapshots

Banking (Financial Education)+ 
Computer 
Support Material 

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"Snapshots" of various statistics and poll results, in news, money, sports, and life sections.
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