Your Credit Report

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What is your credit score? How do you find it? Help your pupils answer these questions and more. They will access their free credit report and then analyze its meaning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to identify situations that would increase and decrease a credit score
  • Include a discussion of the steps to take if there are errors in the credit report
  • Could be used in a consumer math class or as a high school algebra project
Classroom Considerations

  • Internet and printer access are required
  • A credit report may contain sensitive financial information; allow individuals to black out any information they do not want shared
Pros

  • Uses real information to motivate learners
  • All handouts, keys, rubric, and a teacher guide are included
Cons

  • District policies may prohibit requiring learners to share their personal information online. 
Common Core