DESCRIPTION

This collection of math activities is designed for math teachers who want to include real-world personal finance application problems! These activities can also be used by personal finance teachers who are looking to incorporate essential math skills.

TOPICS

The activities included in this collection vary in level of difficulty and math topics. This collection of activities is designed for students to practice problem solving at the middle and high school levels. Feel free to use and modify as you see fit for your students!

FORMAT

All MATH activities are structured into three parts:

PART I:
Example

Step-by-step written examples or EdPuzzle videos (remaining videos coming soon)

PART II:
Practice Problems

3-5 math problems for your students to practice main math skill

PART III:
Reflection Questions

Make the connections between mathematical reasoning and personal finance!

 

ACTIVITY TOPIC LINK
Unit Price Budgeting VIEW ACTIVITY
Return on Investment Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
Active vs Passive Funds Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY TOPIC LINK
Calculating Percentages Budgeting VIEW ACTIVITY
Percents Change in US Household Debt Types of Credit VIEW ACTIVITY
Income Tax Brackets Taxes VIEW ACTIVITY
Making Sense of Percents Behavioral Finance VIEW ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY TOPIC LINK
Loan Repayments Using Simple Interest Types of Credit VIEW ACTIVITY
The Cost of Minimum Payments Managing Credit VIEW ACTIVITY
Auto and Mortgage Monthly Payments Types of Credit VIEW ACTIVITY
Yield to Maturity Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY TOPIC LINK
Rule(72) Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
Discounts and Composite Functions Budgeting VIEW ACTIVITY
Rule of 110 and Function Composition Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
Mortgage Payments & Function Notation Managing Credit VIEW ACTIVITY
Using Regression to Analyze Stocks Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY TOPIC LINK
Compound Interest in Savings Accounts Saving VIEW ACTIVITY
Compound Interest Pitfalls Financial Pitfalls VIEW ACTIVITY
Exponential Growth in Investments Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
Exponential Decay in Purchasing Power Budgeting VIEW ACTIVITY
Depreciation of Car Value Budgeting VIEW ACTIVITY
Two Ways to Double Your Savings Saving VIEW ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY TOPIC LINK
Central Tendency of College Costs Paying for College VIEW ACTIVITY
Box and Whisker Plots for Banking Fees Checking VIEW ACTIVITY
Standard Deviation in Stock and Bonds Investing VIEW ACTIVITY
Probability Distribution of Stocks and Bonds Investing VIEW ACTIVITY