Mar 17, 2024

### Math Monday: Ten Popular Activities to Supplement Financial Algebra

Discover more NGPF favorites beyond our math page. These 10 activities aren’t part of our Financial Algebra course, but they make great additions!

### Five Activities to Energize Your Classroom

1. INTERACTIVE: Money Magic
In this arcade game, students help Enzo manage his budget, reach his savings goal, and make it to Vegas.
Get moving! Students take a step forward or back to illustrate how different transactions will impact their checking account balance.
3. PLAY: The Bean Game
In this simplified budgeting game, students allocate beans to represent financial decisions.
4. PLAY: Dollar Auction
It’s competition time! Students bid to win a \$20 bill and learn how cognitive biases impact decision-making.
5. PROJECT: 5 Stocks on Your Birthday
Students try their hand at picking stocks, and then track their stocks’ historical prices.

### Five Activities To Tie In the Math

1. MOVE: Paycheck Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt includes lots of practice with percentages and calculations based on both word problems and paychecks.
2. PROJECT: Joining the Market
This activity includes unit price and basic calculations. You could tie in percent growth and return on investment.
3. ANALYZE: Overdraft Fees
Students walk through an example scenario and calculate overdraft fees. You could add an extension on writing linear equations.
4. CASE STUDY: How Do I Budget?
Students complete a simplified budget including basic calculations and finding percents, then making budgeting recommendations.
5. ANALYZE: Understanding Amortization
This activity uses an amortization schedule. You could tie in working with percentages, recursive sequences, or graphing.