Teaching fifth graders about personal finance can be tough with all of the “grown-up” terms they need to know and apply to real-world scenarios. In this download you will receive:
- 8 posters describing: income, property, payroll and sales tax, the difference between fixed and variable expenses, the difference between gross and net income, definitions of key vocabulary terms for the unit including what a balanced budget means.
There are 32 task cards included as well:
-Task cards 1-8 – focus on choosing the type of tax being described (TEK 5.10A)
-Task cards 9-24 – students decide if it’s net or gross income being described and calculate income (TEK 5.10B)
-Task cards 25-32 – focus on balancing budgets (TEK 5.10E & 5.10F)
The posters are kid friendly and can be used to introduce the standards, project them on your smart board, copy for student notebooks, hang around the room as anchor charts, whatever your teacher heart desires.
All you need to do is print, preferably in color, cut, laminate and shuffle the cards. Then the options are endless:
•Have your students complete the cards at a center and record their answers on the recording key provided. Or get up and move by placing them around the room and playing a game of SCOOT.
•Use as a ticket out the door, picking one out of the stack to complete as a quick check or spiral throughout the year.
•Assign a sheet for homework for the night.
•Even use as an assessment or intervention
•Great for fast finishers too!
This mixture of task cards is perfect for centers, independent practice, small group work, intervention or just as a spiral review game. Recording sheet for students provided as well as an answer key for teacher quick check or student self-check.
This document is aligned to Texas 5th grade personal finance standards: 5.10A, 5.10B, 5.10E and 5.10F
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