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## Lessons and Worksheets

### WHAT IS CAUSING INFLATION? VIDEO LESSON

Why are prices going up for food, gas, and housing? Why are prices rising and who is it hurting? Why is everything so expensive? Learn about what is causing inflation. Includes video lesson and worksheet.

This lesson teaches students how inflation and interest rates impact your daily life and budget, based on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report. It covers the effects of inflation on various aspects of daily budgeting, from grocery shopping to managing household expenses.

### THE VALUE OF MONEY

The Case of the Broken Piggy Bank.  Students list the values of a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny in dollar form.  Then they find the total monetary value of a set of money, and calculate change received on a purchase.  Includes lesson plan, student lesson, and printable worksheet.

### BACK TO SCHOOL

Practice money skills with a back to school theme.

### GET A DISCOUNT

Teach your students the concept of a discount, while reinforcing basic math skills.` Learn to be a good consumer.

### SHOPPING LIST

Practice using a food shopping list with this printable worksheet lesson.

### MATH FOR GROCERY SHOPPING LESSON PLAN

Teaching lesson on grocery shopping math, with a focus on produce.  Students determine grocery costs. Includes lesson and worksheets.

### NEEDS AND WANTS VIDEO LESSON

Understanding the basic difference, between needs and wants, is crucial to good financial decision making. Learn how to determine and prioritize your needs and wants. Students will learn how to decide whether certain items are a necessity or a desire so they may demonstrate how different people interpret needs and wants, and how this affects finances and budgeting.

### NEEDS OR WANTS

For budgeting or otherwise, every good consumer need to understand the difference between needs and wants.

A fun class or lesson starter for the YouTube and TikTok generation. Students learn about the concept of impulse buying, and needs and wants. Includes video and lesson worksheet.

A class or lesson starter. Discuss with students if price discounts are really a good deal, or just a pricing trick? Video lesson.

A class or lesson starter video. When shopping for groceries, we often spend more than necessary and buy more groceries than we can eat, and lose track of what we actually bought. A grocery list, just like a to-do list, keeps us focused on essentials to help us stay on track with what to buy.

### FRACTIONS AND MONEY

How many pieces in a chocolate candy bar? Students identify the fractions including the numerator and denominator, and learn to multiply fractions.  Includes lesson plan, student lesson, and printable worksheet.

How many quarters in one dollar?  Students learn about reciprocals, converting fractions to solve, and dividing fractions.

Students learn to convert fractions, decimals, and percents.

### GROCERY STORE RECEIPT

Practice calculating receipt totals and taxes while reinforcing basic consumer math skills such as adding and percentages.

### RESTAURANT CHECK

Practice calculating restaurant check charge totals and taxes.

### TIPPING LESSON

Practice calculating a tip at a restaurant. Tipping the waiter or waitress.

Students practice their math skills at estimation while shopping for groceries.

### GROCERY SHOPPING WITH COUPONS

Students use the coupons and answer the questions about grocery shopping with coupons.  An introductory lesson on using coupons and understanding discounts.  Basic consumer money math.

### COMPARISON SHOPPING WORD PROBLEMS

Learn about consumer comparison shopping and comparing prices with this lesson and word problem worksheet.  Compare different products.

### NUTRITION LESSON

When spending money at the grocery, one should keep in mind meeting their daily nutritional needs.  With this lesson, students' practice their understanding of nutrition.

### COOKING WITH RECIPES

A lesson on cooking with recipes and learning how to convert servings.

### MEASUREMENT: LIQUID CAPACITY -- BUYING APPLE JUICE

Students learn about measurement and converting units of liquid capacity including:  fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

### CHANGES TO THE FOOD PYRAMID

Students learn about changes to the food pyramid, health, and nutrition with this reading comprehension lesson.

### SALES INVOICE OFFICE SUPPLIES WORKSHEET

Worksheet to practice using a sales invoice.

### BLANK MONEY ORDER FORM

A sample money order form for your money lesson or practice filling out a money order.

### PAYING BILLS

Students practice paying bills, writing out checks, and updating their bank check register.  Learn real-life money skills including making consumer payments for monthly bills and purchases.

### SALES TAX - PAYING TAXES

Lessons and worksheets on paying taxes, including sales tax.  Calculate sales tax, using percents to find total cost.

### MAKING SPENDING DECISIONS ABOUT MONEY

In this lesson, students will learn ways to become mindfully deliberate about their spending choices using the DECIDE process. They will use this model to help them with making a decision for a major spending purchase.

### DYNAMIC PRICING

Students explore the transition to dynamic pricing in the fast food sector, focusing on Wendy's role in pioneering this strategy. They learn how they employ demand-based pricing to modify meal costs, aiming to improve customer service and operational efficiency. The lesson further examines the technological advancements enabling these changes and notes similar trends among other industry giants. Through this discussion, students gain insights into how dynamic pricing influences dining choices, affordability, and the wider implications for consumer behavior.

### SHRINKFLATION

Students learn the concept of shrinkflation through an engaging lesson with Cookie Monster, focusing on how it downsizes everyday items while prices stay the same. The guide offers practical tips for spotting and responding to shrinkflation, ensuring consumers get the best value for their money. Highlighting the national attention shrinkflation has received, it empowers shoppers to advocate for fair pricing and transparency.

### CHARITIES, DONATING, AND SHARING MONEY

Lessons on charities, donating, sharing, and giving money.

### CREDIT CARDS

Credit cards, credit, and paying interest. Credit card consumer math skills.

### BUDGETING MONEY

Worksheets and Lessons with a budgeting money theme. Learn about budgeting money issues to help with spending lessons.

Students learn about the costs and benefits of gambling.

Spending Plans
Students learn about making spending plans and the importance of saving.

Allowances and Spending Plans
Students learn an introduction to allowances.

Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants
This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping.

### TEACHING SPENDING MONEY AND CONSUMER MATH IDEAS

Money skills lesson idea.

Students prepare a meal and learn about saving money.

A teaching lesson plan idea on money values and shopping.

### ADDITIONAL SPENDING MONEY, SHOPPING, AND CONSUMER MATH RESOURCES

Problem Solving Using Shopping Lists - Students use their problem-solving skills and try to stay within their budget as they buy and create their own shopping list.

Grocery Shopping for a Family Profile - Students create menus and shopping lists based on dietary restrictions of a family.

### CONSUMER SPENDING AND SAVING MONEY INFORMATION AND ADVICE

Spending Tips and Saving Money Information
Learn about the basics of saving money, and spending money wisely. Includes saving money information, tips, and advice.

Information on personal finance, careers, and health.

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