A 9-day Personal Financial Literacy TEKS-Aligned complete unit including: calculating and comparing simple and compound interest, the cost of credit, the cost of college, methods of payment and financial responsibility.
Students will practice with both skill-based problems, real-world application questions, and error analysis to support higher level thinking skills. You can reach your students and teach the standards without all of the prep and stress of creating materials!
Standards: TEKS: 8.12A. 8.12B, 8.12C, 8.12D, 8.12E, 8.12F, 8.12G; This unit is not available in a CCSS-aligned version. This content is only currently available aligned to 8th grade TEKS. It is not a part of the 8th grade Common Core Standards.
- calculate and compare simple and compound interest earnings and the cost of credit
- estimate the cost of college and explain how money can grow over time
- identify financially responsible decisions and understand different payment methods
What is included in the 8th grade teks Personal Financial Literacy Unit?
1. Unit Overviews
- Streamline planning with unit overviews that include essential questions, big ideas, vertical alignment, vocabulary, and common misconceptions.
- A pacing guide and tips for teaching each topic are included to help you be more efficient in your planning.
2. Student Handouts
- Student-friendly guided notes are scaffolded to support student learning.
- Available as a PDF and the student handouts/homework/study guides have been converted to Google Slides™ for your convenience.
3. Independent Practice
- Daily homework is aligned directly to the student handouts and is versatile for both in class or at home practice.
- 1-2 quizzes, a unit study guide, and a unit test allow you to easily assess and meet the needs of your students.
- The Unit Test is available as an editable PPT, so that you can modify and adjust questions as needed.
5. Answer Keys
- All answer keys are included.
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How to use this resource:
- Use as a whole group, guided notes setting
- Use in a small group, math workshop setting
- Chunk each student handout to incorporate whole group instruction, small group practice, and independent practice.
- Incorporate our Personal Financial Literacy Activity Bundle for hands-on activities as additional and engaging practice opportunities.
Time to Complete:
- Each student handout is designed for a single class period. However, feel free to review the problems and select specific ones to meet your student needs. There are multiple problems to practice the same concepts, so you can adjust as needed.
Is this resource editable?
- The unit test is editable with Microsoft PPT. The remainder of the file is a PDF and not editable.
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