Expense Tracking

This Expense Tracking lesson plan also includes:

Where does all your money go? Individuals keep a record of the money they spend over the course of 30 days. They then categorize where they are spending their money and write an essay detailing their findings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use frequent checks to ensure learners are staying on track
  • Keep track of your own totals to compare, or ask for parent volunteers to provide their data for comparison
  • Can be incorporated into a consumer math class or as a high school algebra project
Classroom Considerations
  • Long-term activity requires data for 30 days
Pros
  • Motivates pupils to apply mathematics to their personal finances
  • Includes handouts and rubric
Cons
  • None
Common Core