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The Checkbook Project pumps life into a classroom the way the stimulus package pumped bucks into GM. It improves test scores, inspires the entrepreneurial spirit, and even turns "thugs" into pussycats. Simply put, it's a more complex form of "class money" without the bother of handing out Monopoly bucks (which often get lost and stolen). But it's also much more. It's a "real world" simulation, an economic infrastructure that promotes work ethic, practical math skills, and you guessed it,financial literacy. We know people don't use checkbook registers much anymore, but this program isn't about teaching "banking." It's about developing work ethic, about understanding the relationship between effort and financial success, and about actually being able to do the math behind those banking apps. The pages in this package tell how to make the program work and provide the most important forms. To give it that polished look, be sure to download all the FREE reproducible forms such as the tax report, table of credits and debits, desk purchase form, business license, job postings, and more at www.macklewis.com. No gimmicks...just my way of getting you to take a closer look at my website and the work I do. While there be sure to check out the Literacy Special Interest podcast interview about the Checkbook Project with Mark Gura. (Note: save ink--download but don't print the cover.)