This activity addresses TEK 8.12G on estimating the cost of college and devising a periodic savings plan for the first year of college. This stations activity is designed to be completed in pairs or small groups. There are 9 stations with a variety of scenarios on college costs and how they are saving money. I made this a word document so that you can edit and change how you feel necessary.
When I did this activity, I printed two sets of it on colored paper and then laminated them. I cut each scenario apart from each other and placed them on different tables. I had students work in pairs with a timer telling them when to go to the next scenario. I found they needed more time at the beginning (about 2-3 minutes) and less time as the activity went on (about 1-1.5 minutes) as they were getting the hang of solving the scenarios.