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# PAYING BILLS

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Students practice paying bills, writing checks, and updating their checkbook or check register.  Learn to make consumer payments for monthly bills and making purchases.

 LESSON LEARNED     Paying Bills Practice

 SKILLS REINFORCED Check Writing Checkbook Basic Math Addition, Multiplication

 PAYING BILLS LESSON PLAN AND WORKSHEET INSTRUCTIONS This is a lesson in paying bills and check writing.  Prior to this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of check writing and using a checkbook or check register.  See our other lessons for check writing for basic check writing lessons.   For this lesson, the student will need:  Paying Bills Worksheet (see below)    Pen (always use a pen for writing a check), calculator (optional), envelopes (optional), scissors (optional)   Worksheet: Choose either a basic worksheet or create your own custom paying bills worksheet.  On each worksheet, there will be several bills for the student to pay.  First enter the beginning balance, which is given, as the beginning balance of the checkbook register.  Next, (optional) the student must finish the calculations on the bill including sub-total, taxes, and total.  Next, students should write a check to each company listed on the bills.  Finally, they should update their checkbook with the transaction.   TIP:  For an easier version of this worksheet, choose a custom worksheet, and uncheck the box for "student must do calculation."  To make it even easier, don't do the checkbook part of the exercise.  An answer sheet may be created with the bill calculations and the ending checkbook balance.  Answers will be printed on a separate page.  Other Lesson Options: Students may cut out the checks, and staple them to the bills sheet.  Or, keep the sample checks uncut, and simply write the checks on the sheet.  For a more realistic scenario, include envelopes with the exercise. Have the students cut out the checks and the bills.  When complete, place the bill and the check in an envelope.  Have students bring in copies of bills from home.  Make copies of the bills (first, mark out any personal information) and use these bills for practice using our sample checks and check register.   OTHER TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION: Besides paying bills by mail, how else may you pay your bills? (in person, or electronically though your checking account).  Bills will have a due date.  Why is it important to pay by the due date? (extra service charges, risk of loosing service).  What are some common monthly bills? (electric bill, gas bill, telephone bill, cable bill, water bill, medical bills)

STANDARD WORKSHEET

Four bills to pay.  Students must do bill calculations.

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CUSTOM WORKSHEET

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 Number of questions:  2 4 6 8 10   Max Items per invoice:   Maximum Units per Item:    Maximum Tax Percentage:    You may personalize this worksheet with your students names by listing them in the box below.  Each name must be on a separate line. You may also cut and paste a name list from another application.   Name List (optional)       Mix with random Names? If you enter names above, then selecting this box will mix these names with random names.     Student must do calculations?  By checking this box, the student must perform the necessary addition and multiplication calculations to determine the total on the bill.     Include answers?  NOTE: Answers appear on a separate page when printed.       Note - requires Full Membership

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