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Cookie Fun Way to Teach Money, Arithmetic, and Geometry

## Cookie Fun Way to Teach Money, Arithmetic, and Geometry

Cookies in math class? Absolutely! This fun and engaging hands-on activity will get your students excited about doing math. Students will be designing their perfect cookie within the limits of a budget. They will be filling out order forms for cookies, candy and frosting then designing and drawing their final product. This fun activity seamlessly ties in important concepts in math, specifically, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with money, and attributes of geometric shapes. This lesson is divided into grades…

Adding Coins: How Much is Today Worth?

## Adding Coins: How Much is Today Worth?

Here’s a great way to give students practice adding coins. Use the date as their target number and then have them come up with all the different combinations using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. To turn this into a problem-solving activity, ask them to prove that they found all the combinations. A good way for students to learn how to organize their work is to have them use a table. At first, most kids fill in the table haphzardly which…

Of Slugs and Budgets – Teaching Money Management to Kids

## Of Slugs and Budgets – Teaching Money Management to Kids

When my oldest son, Nathan, was four years old, I caught him crying silently in bed one night. I had gone back into his room to tuck him in as he liked to spend a few minutes “reading” to himself before saying goodnight. Seeing him crying concerned me. “Nathan, what’s the matter?” I asked. He lifted the book he had been reading and turned to the page where a cartoon representation of a slug was sitting behind a ticket booth….

Teaching Kids Persistence

## Teaching Kids Persistence

What is one of the most common traits of successful people? According to a 2007 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it’s the ability to persist at challenging tasks. And it makes sense. Those who don’t allow obstacles to get in their way have a better chance of accomplishing what they set out to do. But being persistent is not always easy. Here are 7 tips to help develop persistence in our kids: 1. Break the task…

Teachable Money Moment: Returns and Exchanges

## Teachable Money Moment: Returns and Exchanges

The best way to teach kids financial literacy is in the context of their everyday lives. Here’s this month’s teachable moment: The season for gift buying and giving is behind us and we’ve headed into the season of returns and exchanges. Admittedly, not as exciting as shopping for great deals on presents, the mundane tasks that are required in order to effectively manage money need to be addressed for a solid financial foundation to be built. Enter receipt management. The…