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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…

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….

Great Holiday Gifts: Board Games that Teach Money Concepts to Kids

## Great Holiday Gifts: Board Games that Teach Money Concepts to Kids

Board games are always great gifts for the holidays.  And board games that teach kids money skills are doubly great!  The key is to sneak in the “money conversation” as you play. For example, the popular Game of Life oozes opportunities to discuss buying a house, paying insurance, being prepared for unexpected expenses, playing the stock market… And the lesser known Allowance Game is perfect for discussing wise spending choices, earning interest on savings, and jobs that your kids can…

Teaching Kids the Price of Luxury – A Teachable Money Moment

## Teaching Kids the Price of Luxury – A Teachable Money Moment

It’s our job as parents to provide food, shelter, and clothing to our kids.  But no where in the manual does it say that our little cherubs need to be clothed in the finest of linens. So the next time you’re out shopping with Junior, and he is just drooling over those \$100 Lacoste shoes that “everyone is wearing”, remind him that you will always make sure his toes are dry and comfy, but your shoe budget taps out at (\$60)….