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Becoming Money $mart: A Simulation for Financial Decision Making

Becoming Money $mart: A Simulation for Financial Decision Making
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By: Judi Deatherage

ISBN: 978-1-60525-470-8
Format: Softcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Finance
Grade Level: 8-12
Retail Price: $50.00
School Price: $37.50


Are you looking for a way to teach financial literacy? Becoming Money $mart will give you the resources you need to teach financial education in any classroom situation. Written specifically for students, this text-workbook simulates real-life responsibilities such as writing checks, planning for an education, investing money, paying rent, and other financial responsibilities that each individual must learn to do wisely. Financial math is emphasized as well as tips for becoming an independent individual and planning for the future. You and your students will find this supplement a perfect solution to exploring the basics of financial education.
  • Terms are emphasized to help build financial literacy vocabulary.
  • Objectives, correlated to the main chapter headings, define the goals for learning the content.
  • FYIs give finance facts to keep students interested in the content being presented.
  • Math problems demonstrate financial concepts with an opportunity for students to apply learning at the point of presentation.
  • Check Your Understanding provides self-assessment activities to enable students to assess their learning before progressing to the next topic.
  • Web Connect encourages students to use the Internet for information to develop research skills.
  • Give It a Go provides students an opportunity for a hands-on activity to apply what has been learned at the point of presentation.
  • Your Financial IQ challenges students about what they know about finance so that they may develop and apply critical thinking skills.
  • Being Financially Responsible asks students if they are prepared to create a financial plan and encourages them to look ahead and plan for their future.
  • Dollars and $ense highlights tips for being financially savvy so that students may connect what has been presented to real-life situations.
  • Chapter Summaries provide an overview so students may gain a reinforcement of chapter content.
  • End-of-chapter activities, including a Math Skill Builder, present students with an opportunity for self-assessment of what they have learned in the chapter.

Table of Contents

  1. Planning Your Financial Future: It Begins Here
  2. Paychecks: Using Your Money Wisely
  3. Budgets: Keeping Track of Your Money
  4. Banking: Managing Your Money
  5. Credit: Buy Now, Pay Later
  6. Insurance: Protecting Your Assets
  7. Education: A Passport to Your Future
  8. Loans: Cars and Housing
  9. Investments: Making Your Money Work for You
10. Retirement Planning: Looking Toward the Future
11. Your Financial Future: You Make the Choice

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 1.19 MB)
   sample Chapter 3 (PDF, 1.12 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Finance)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Finance)
   sample Chapter 3 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Finance)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Jump$tart Correlations
   PDF Correlation of National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education (PDF, 200 KB)
   PDF Personal Financial Literacy (PDF, 191 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Judi Deatherage - is a retired business education teacher from Kentucky with a passion for educating teens about money. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Cincinnati and her Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. During her teaching career, Judi taught accounting and finance courses to high school and college students. She was the recipient of Ashland Oil's Golden Apple Award for Teachers and is listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Judi is the author of a trade book, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which focuses on basic principles of financial literacy for teens.


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Text 288 978-1-60525-470-8 $50.00$37.50
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Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 288 978-1-61960-061-4 $82.00$61.50
* Teacher's Annotated Edition 978-1-60525-792-1 $80.00$60.00*
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