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Medical Insurance

Students will research and acquire necessary medical insurance to understand how insurance can help to achieve relative financial and medical safety in the real world.

Students will

  1. Know where to research insurance
  2. Know what items to look for when comparing insurance
  3. Compare insurance plans and make a recommendation for which they would purchase based on specific criteria

Math skills being utilized

  • Critical thinking
  • Numerical comparison
  • Using simple probability when making decisions

Ideas for teaching

  • Set up medical insurance in the Financial Tracking Software and randomly give them illnesses they must pay for each Friday.
  • Show students actual insurance policies.
  • Have them bring policies of their own from home.
  • Discuss how choosing a lower paying job with better insurance compares to a higher paying job with poor insurance.


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