Financial literacy: elementary life skills for all




Graham, Krista

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This project is a proposal for an introductory math unit in financial literacy for students in grades five to seven, which is applicable to a single or multi-grade setting. Included in this unit plan on financial literacy are skill-building activities founded on basic math concepts intended to form student competency in working with money, from counting coins and dollar bills as multiples of the same number to financial planning including financial percentage calculations. This financial literacy unit was created in an effort to make math learning relevant to students’ home lives and to provide financial life skills which will empower them as adult citizens. This financial literacy unit linked to learning outcomes from the current British Columbia Mathematics Curriculum (2007), and to core competencies, big ideas, and learning standards from the New British Columbia Mathematics Curriculum draft (2013).



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