Lesson Plan
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International Currency Exchange

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine coins from around the world and write down their observations. As a class, they discuss the types of symbols used on the coins from different countries and locate the country on a map. To end the lesson, they calculate...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Put economics and currency exchange rates into a real-world application kids can understand. They'll compare bus fares from various cities around the world. Each child selects three international cities to research. They determine the...
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

Saving Money 2

For Students 2nd Standards
Adding money is a key skill in life. Give a worksheet that requires second graders to find the total amount of money Louis needs to make certain school supply purchases.
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Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Math and science meet in this lesson on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a lesson that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines. Participants...
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Curated OER

I Can Buy Anything I Want: Consumer Debt and Social Responsibility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A clear, comprehensive overview of consumer debt, credit, interest, international currency, and social responsibility, this 45-minute session falters in the application stage. You'll need to create a way for learners to demonstrate their...
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

Comparing Money Raised

For Students 4th Standards
How much money did Helen, Sandra, Nita, Luis, and Anthony raise? Compare their amounts with a task that asks learners to answer questions like how many times as much?
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

Saving Money 1

For Students 2nd Standards
How many days will it take Louis to save enough money for school supplies and new pair of shoes? Focus on Common Core math standards with a two-part task that involves a word problem and counting manipulatives.
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

Ten \$10s Make \$100

For Students 2nd Standards
If ten \$10s make \$100, then how much money do twenty \$10s make? Young bankers find the number of bills required to make base ten amounts in three different word problems.
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

School Supplies

For Students 1st Standards
First graders are tasked to find the amount of money in dollars Pia came to the store with, after she bought five dollars worth of school supplies.
Lesson Plan
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Money Matters: The Importance of Global Cooperation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students prepare for a visit to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this lesson students create a concept map of money. They discuss the goals of the IMF. Students research countries currently changing into market economies. After...
Worksheet
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Understanding the Effects of Currency Exchange Rates

For Students 6th - 10th
In this algebra worksheet, students match the currency with the country of origin. They convert between that currency and the US using a foreign exchange conversion table. There are 35 questions.
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Money Matters: The Importance of Global Cooperation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this global economics activity, students prepare for a field trip to the IMF as they examine the history of the IMF and their role in global trade.
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The IMF, Money, International Trade and Cooperation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars study the role of the International Money Fund and develop an understanding of international trade. They investigate learning in a cooperative atmosphere.
Worksheet
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Foreign Economics

For Students 7th - 10th
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory activity. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Colonial American Trade, Currency, and Economy: The instability of a colonial economy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view an image of Nathanial Hurd's "Table of Conversions." They will work in small groups to complete a worksheet. Students participate in a discussion about colonial Boston's economy. This instructional activity is a precursor...
Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

Jim and Jesse's Money

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Jim and Jesse started their road trip with the same amount of money. Your class must find the amount of money each one had given, the amount of money spent, and the ratio of money at the end. This is a comprehensive problem that takes...
Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

Currency Exchange

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Take your class on a North American adventure with a currency conversion problem. Pupils are asked to change US dollars into Canadian dollars and then to Mexican pesos. The commentary includes two solutions, converting by unit rates and...
Lesson Plan
Illustrative Mathematics

Dimes and Pennies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Help your fourth graders make cents out of fractions and decimals with this short word problem. After learning that dimes are one-tenth and pennies one-hundredth of a dollar, students write a fraction and decimal for a given number of...
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Scavenger Hunt for Coins of the World--New Zealand, Japan and France!

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore the history, culture and currency of the countries they "visit" using the US Mint Coins of the World activity. Students find the answers to a Scavenger Hunt Questions handout for the country being studied. Students...
Worksheet
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Translate Sentences Into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)- True or False Quiz

For Students 4th - 6th
In this translating sentences into the IPA instructional activity, students translate ten sentences into the International Phonetic Alphabet and decide whether they are true or false.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 5th - 12th
In order to understand how tax dollars are spent, young economists use given data and graph it on a circle graph. Circle graphs are highly visual and can help individuals describe data. A class discussion follows the initial activity.
Assessment
Illustrative Mathematics

Jamir's Penny Jar

For Students 2nd Standards
Before you start counting the coins in Jamir's coin jar, figure out which coin to start with. Should it be the penny or the quarter? Why? This is the focus around a instructional activity that works well as an assessment on counting...
Lesson Plan
Council for Economic Education

Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever checked your clothes to see how many nations created them? Pupils take a deeper look at international trade and the balance of payments nations have with one another. They use calculations, simulations, and primary sources...
Lesson Plan
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Understanding the Effects of Currency Exchangerates

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the economic effects of a strong and weak U.S. dollar. They identify the currency used in countries which regularly trade with the U.S., discuss the pros and cons of a strong U.S. dollar, and calculate the prices in...