Jan 25, 2021
Professional Development

NGPF On-Demand: Calculating Compound Interest

NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace.

One of the 16 modules currently available is "MATH: Calculating Compound Interest". In this module, you will learn the importance of compound interest and how to calculate it step-by-step by formula or using an online calculator. 


Here are some highlights from the module: 

  • Collaborate with other teachers to share strategies to help struggling students. Here is a peek at a few top responses:


  • Learn about the benefits of compound interest through explanation and a video.
  • Work through practice problems with Abby. Here is an example: 



Interested in learning more about compound interest? Visit our NGPF On-Demand library and get started on "MATH: Calculating Compound Interest" and explore the other available modules! Note: These modules are not designed for direct use with students. Additional details and FAQs are available on the NGPF On-Demand webpage


About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with 18 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.

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