Math and Money is a year-long financial literacy curriculum for fourth, fifth and sixth-graders, designed to teach kids about money using math. It gives kids a basic understanding about money and the role it has in their lives. Lessons range from basics such as writing checks and making deposits to more complicated notions such as figuring out possible savings using the compound interest formula.
The entire 28 lesson unit is comprehensive yet kid friendly.
- 1st Quarter – Introduction to Money
- 2nd Quarter – Banking
- 3rd Quarter – Budgeting & International Money
- 4th Quarter – Putting It All Together Using Online Simulated Business Programs That Allow Students to Put Their New Knowledge to the Test
Each quarter includes seven interactive lessons focused on giving kids a hand-on approach to understanding how money functions in our society.
They have the opportunity to learn how to work and get “paid” so they can “buy” their grade at the end of the term. Based on participation and efforts.