Sample Classroom Course: Personal Finance

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When you enroll in this course you receive 1 year online access to all of the teaching material needed to teach the course in your classroom.

This course is designed to last 1 semester and is the first semester of the Consumer Math class. This course is designed to work hand in hand with a CTM Bank subscription for each of your students. This course teaches personal finances such as getting jobs, balancing checks, and saving money.

Description

When you enroll in the actual course you receive 1 year online access to all of the teaching material needed to teach the course in your classroom. This free trial is good for 7 days.

How do I get a job? How much money am I worth and how do I calculate my pay. What do I do with my paycheck after I get it? This course teaches personal finances such as getting jobs, balancing checks, and saving money.

Week 1: Introduction – Getting a Job

  • This lesson will introduce students to the course material. They will learn what is expected from them and how to be successful in this course.  They will learn how to get a job, and how to fill out their time cards.  They will also review adding and subtracting decimals.

Week 2: Calculating Payments

  • This lesson teaches students how to calculate and estimate weekly payments for specific bills. These bills are paid weekly by the students. Students will be find different bills, calculate payments, and prepare to pay these bills on a weekly basis. Students will also continue looking for and interviewing for jobs.

Week 3: Checks

  • This lesson is focused on writing checks and teaching students how to keep track of money with a check register. Even if check writing is now very limited, it is important to know how to. More important is the ability to keep track of you money using the check register. Even DEBIT card expenses should be recorded.

Week 4-6: Calculating Wages and Income

  • Students will learn different ways to earn money including salary, tips, and commission.

Week 7-8: Meal Planning & Saving Money

  • Students will learn how to save money and eat healthy as they plan weekly food expenses.

Week 9: Calculating a Budget

  • This lesson prepares you to make a budget by introducing the concept of using a pie chart. Most good household budgets have categories with similar percentages, such as a home loan payment is about 33% of total income. You will explore these different budgets, and learn how to improve your budget.

Week 10-11: 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.

Week 12: Auto Insurance

  • Students will research car insurance to understand how insurance can help to achieve relative financial, liability and vehicle safety in the real world.

Week 13: Interest

  • Students will learn how to describe, and be able to calculate, simple and compound interest for an investment or a payment. They will begin to understand the cost of borrowing money on interest.

Week 14: Investing – The Stock Market

  • Students will learn about stocks and their role in the Stock Market. They will learn how to calculate the changing value of stock as demand rises and falls.

Week 14-15: Buying a Car

  • During this lesson students will be introduced to purchasing a car. They will learn about dealerships pricing, some negotiation strategies, and where to research book values of cars.

Week 16: Buying a House

  • During this lesson students will be introduced to various aspects of purchasing a home either as a primary residence or as an investment. They will be taught where to find home listings and how to compare different homes.

Week 17-18: Home Improvements

  • During this lesson students will be introduced to various aspects of purchasing a home either as a primary residence or as an investment. They will be taught where to find home listings and how to compare different homes.

Week 19: Home Party Planning

  • This lesson is designed to expose students to the complexities and costs of hosting a party or gathering. Students will learn unit costs, estimate attendances, and project needs for items such as chairs, table settings, and food.

Week 20: Final Review and Final

  • This lesson is designed to expose students to the complexities and costs of hosting a party or gathering. Students will learn unit costs, estimate attendances, and project needs for items such as chairs, table settings, and food.
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