Standard 2: Develop an understanding of basic accounting and economic principles.

General Information
Number: MA.912.FL.2
Title: Develop an understanding of basic accounting and economic principles.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Financial Literacy

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Access Points

Calculate the profit when given the expenses and revenue from a real-world problem.
Given the consumer price index (CPI), stock indices, or unemployment rates for two different time periods, identify whether the rates are increasing or decreasing.
Given current exchange rates, convert between currencies.
Given typical monthly expenses (housing, utilities, food, etc.), determine the monthly income needed.
Given a paycheck, identify the taxes taken out.

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Lesson Plans

Budgeting: Finding Personal Financial Success:

During this lesson, students will learn about budgets, checking and savings accounts, and interest. They will then have a research activity to focus on their future lives, which they will use to create a budget for their lives after they have finished their education and/or job training. This budget will be created using a spreadsheet or other technology to explore how various factors, such as interest rates, will affect their budget and necessary income.

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Balanced Budgets:

Students will create and format spreadsheets to build a balanced budget for personal and business situations using income and expenses, in this lesson.

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Cost of Living:

Students will create budgets to compare the cost of living in two different locations.

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Marketing Mix: Price Setting:

Using the case study, "Colossal Cookie Profit Dilemma," students will identify pricing objectives for Ella’s business and they will discuss various factors business owners must consider when setting prices for the products. Students will select one of the pricing strategies and calculate the price for one of Ella’s cookies.

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What are my options?:

Using the case study, Drowning in Debt: Making Healthy Decisions to Manage Money, students will consider various actions a consumer can take to minimize expenses and budget their money.

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