September 15, 2019
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Money & Math Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst
September is Financial Literacy Month and TeachersFirst has selected and reviewed the best related resources for you and your students!
Math Resources for All Grades
Peruse these curated math collections based on NCTM standards and divided by grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Topics include Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data & Probability. Read each review to find classroom use ideas.
CurriConnects Book List: Money, Money, Money
Build student literacy skills with these books related to money, plus entrepreneurs, consumer skills, shop-owners, and real people in the world of economics or consumerism. Find books for elementary, middle, and high school level readers.
Understanding Economics & Money: TeachersFirst Editors' Choices
Navigate this collection, hand-picked by the editors of TeachersFirst from among our many reviewed resources on economics and money. These selections were chosen to help students (and families) grasp basic economic principles, personal finance, and more.
Interactives & Videos to Teach Financial Literacy
From living on a "bean budget" to animated videos for elementary students to managing a farm's budget - this eclectic mix has something for all grades to discover.
The Bean Game
Looking for low-tech financial literacy tools? Challenge students to manage money while having fun living on a 20 "bean" salary with this printable game. Directions and discussion questions included. Students can play individually or in small groups.
Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids
Check out these elementary lessons that include animated videos and activity guides providing lessons on saving and earning money, entrepreneurship, and charity. Also included, Educator Guides linked to standards and Family Guides to share on your site!
You've inherited a farm and need to manage cash, savings, and debt to successfully grow crops and earn income. Practice financing skills with this agribusiness opportunity. Students can work in groups and research new financial terms together.
Real World Money Matters
This trio includes real world budgeting practice, Wall Street learning, and international financial information.
Help students develop a global understanding of how people around the world live. This searchable, visual database features income information from 264 families from 50 countries and includes over 30,000 photos. Read our review for in the classroom ideas.
This three and a half hour course, designed for middle school students, correlates to National Standards and covers a variety of topics including budgeting, goal-setting, and planning for the future. The site offers supplemental materials and reports.
Wall Street Survivor
Set up your own practice portfolio for a no-risk option to dabble in stock trading and buying. Once registered, join stock market leagues and play against friends using your own settings and options for trading and selling. MOST courses are free.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Join us this Thursday (9/19) for a Twitter Chat about tech tools that engage students and enhance learning. Register for one (or more) of our 9 upcoming OK2Ask® Virtual Workshops. Read about the (free) financial literacy tool, Banzai. And, please take a moment to respond to our weekly poll about financial literacy.
Thursday 8 pm Eastern
Twitter Chat: Increase Student Engagement Using Technology
Come and tweet with our edtech coaches and your peers this Thursday (9/18) at 8 pm Eastern using the hashtag #OK2Ask. This week we will explore apps and websites that foster powerful learning experiences and increase student engagement.
9 FREE workshops - 5 NEW Topics
Register for Fall OK2Ask Virtual Workshops
Our Fall OK2Ask® Virtual Workshops start September 24th! Expand your edtech expertise and earn PD credit. Topics include: digital storytelling, augmented reality, The Triple E framework, coding, low-tech STEM, and more.
Money management matters
Infusing Technology Blog: Banzai
This month's featured tech tool in the Infusing Technology Blog is Banzai - a free financial literacy tool. Teach real-world financial literacy to students. Help students (8 to adult) learn basic financial skills and how to prioritize their spending.
A poll about financial literacy
This week our poll asks: What is the biggest challenge that you see students struggling with related to financial literacy?
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