In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will read a finance columnist’s advice for post-college budgeting and compare it to their own experience creating a budget. Based on their learning, they’ll choose from five possible projects to complete.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will assume the role of roommates deciding how to split costs of a shared apartment. The project focuses on negotiation, clear communication, and budgeting with a spreadsheet.
In this Common Core-aligned project, students will create a simple monthly spreadsheet of actual versus budgeted expenses. They will utilize multiple basic spreadsheet functions and formulas as well as do basic formatting.
In this Common Core-aligned project, students will track their spending (using a spreadsheet) for a defined period of time, and then will track their spending a second and third time using small interventions aimed and reducing their spending. They’ll reflect on their process as well as on spending habits as a whole.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will research and compare transportation options for a group vacation in various locations. They’ll use a spreadsheet to calculate cost relative to their projected salaries.
In this Case Study, students learn the basics of budgeting, from setting priorities, creating a savings goal, tracking spending and learning about tradeoffs required to achieve financial goals. They take on the role of a peer providing financial advice and learn to develop various strategies.
In this case study, students will take on the role of a trusted friend helping to create a budget and make an important financial decision. Students will analyze current spending, assist in creating a budget, and offer suggestions for how to manage a variety of financial stressors.
Decide whether inflation affects their long-term budgeting goals
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.6.A Fit a function to the data; use functions fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data. Use given functions or choose a function suggested by the context. Emphasize linear, quadratic, and exponential models. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.B.6.C Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSS.ID.C.7 Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data.
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