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165 resources with the concept interest

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Solving Problems Using Interest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this math worksheet, learners look for the solutions to the problems using interest. Then they calculate the new principal after adding the interest.
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Interest Calculation and Spreadsheets

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students, while in the computer lab working on a spreadsheet program, calculate interest and accumulated value of a savings plan. They follow specific directives on how to create their spreadsheets. At the end of the lesson they print...
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Finding Sales Tax

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate sales tax. Following a teacher demonstration, they find sales tax and the total cost of items. In groups, classmates choose items from a menu that they would like to purchase. Each student figures the sales...
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Simple Interest

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders practice finding simple interest and apply their findings to real-world situations. They work with percents in the form of commission and sales taxes. After completing an assignment during independent practice, they are...
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Calculating Interest

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explore the concept that when money is borrowed, people pay to use it because someone else is losing an opportunity to use it while they have it. What you pay to use the money is called interest. The rate of interest is a...
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Credit: Taking an Interest in Credit

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine how credit works but looking at how credit cards and interest rates work. They use percentages to solve problems using credit card interest rates while completing a worksheets.
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Real Estate Lesson: Monthly Payments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine real-world data relating to real estate. They conduct Internet research, record data regarding real estate in major cities, graph the data, calculate mortgage payments using a mortgage calculator, and analyze the data.
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Lesson 3: What Happens When a Bank Makes a Loan?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers role-play to show how bank loans made to people can have an impact on others in the community. In small groups, they analyze hypothetical loans, using flow charts or other diagrams to describe the probable impact of each.
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Topics in Math

For Students 10th - 11th
In this consumer mathematics activity, students explore a variety of topics in mathematics including simple interest, perimeter, area, volume, translating words into symbols, percentage problems and mortgage calculations. The fourteen...
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Under the Bed or in the Bank?

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore personal finance.  In this consumer /financial mathematics lesson, students compare interest rates as they explore savings. 
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Leveled Problem Solving Simple Interest

For Students 6th - 7th
In this simple interest learning exercise, students use leveled problem solving and solve the six problems that contain numbers for simple interest.
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Math Applications 12

For Students Higher Ed
In this mortgages learning exercise, students solve 2 different problems that include 2 or more parts to each one. First, they determine the total amount a couple will pay for their house, how much the cost is interest, and what portion...
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Solving Problems Involving Interest

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this math worksheet, pupils find the answers to the word problems that focus upon the use of interest and figuring out the payments.
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Compund Interest and Quiz on Logs

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss compound interest and formulas for compound interest. They listen as the teacher describes continuous compounding and derivations. Students work problems involving compound interest. They compute the effective annual...
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Save Your Change

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students solve problems involving exponential, logarithmic, and scientific notations. Using calculators, students explore investment problems. They use a formula and logarithms to determine the years to earn a particular income, figure...
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Credit for novices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify resources for achieving goals. They identify potential barriers to achieving goals and strategies to address the barriers. Students complete a note sheet to include most important information about obtaining and keeping...
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Credit Purchases

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders calculate interest on purchases bought with a credit card. They use the formula I=PRT to find the interest. In pairs, they use a flyer to calculate the interest for electronic items.
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Selling, Spending, or Saving

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine and discuss vocabulary dealing with finances. They write and develop commercials promoting savings practices and spending habits that incorporate emotional appeals.
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Introduction To Earning Interest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students engage in a lesson on interest and bank savings accounts. They see why people deposit money at banks and other financial institutions and explain that interest is paid on an annual, monthly or quarterly basis.
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Cars: Math, Research, Economics, Loans

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students investigate what the purchasing of a car entails. They explore car criteria and financing options.
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Buying My First Car

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students pretend they are about to buy their first new car. They must do all the calculations necessary to estimate the cost of purchasing the car. They see that the math they learn in school really does have real-life applications.