Are you looking for an engaging and efficient way to wrap up your school year? Look no further than this financial literacy project.
It is not only common core aligned, but it is a culminating in nature, multidisciplinary, cross-curricular, differentiated, summative review final assessment with formative process points. It hits every educational buzzword you could hope for in evaluations, the students love working through it, but most importantly, it’s REAL MATH!
This financial literacy project is a set of guided notes and activities to be completed in-class with the teacher over a 10-day span. It also includes guidelines and instructions for a final essay, final project, and presentation
The students select a career and calculate a monthly budget based on the 50/30/20 model. The students learn to make budgeting decisions, write checks, balance a checkbook, grocery shop/menu plan, and more. It includes key vocabulary in the first lesson and many opportunities for enriching classroom discussion.
Applicable to the following standards:
Please note: This project requires access to a set of grocery fliers (student provided or free from the grocery store), metric rulers, and a deck of cards