Expect the Unexpected With Math®
Plan, Save, Succeed!
In Plan, Save, Succeed!, the seventh installment in the Expect the Unexpected With Math® series, students follow 14-year old twins Jason and Amy as they use key financial literacy topics such as budgeting, income, saving and credit to purchase a used car when they turn 16.
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Plan, Save, Succeed! is designed to supplement existing instruction of these financial literacy topics:
- Financial responsibility and decision-making;
- Planning and money management;
- Saving and investing;
- Income and careers; and
- Credit and debt.
- Understand how a budget is created and how it can support good financial decision making;
- Understand that mastery of fractions, decimals, and percentages can help address real-world situations;
- Begin to consider the role saving plays in financial planning;
- Understand how taxes and other deductions account for the difference between gross and net pay;
- Understand the difference between voluntary and involuntary deductions;
- Calculate the dollar amount of deductions by applying the relevant percentage to gross pay;
- Understand the importance of saving and the differences (advantages and disadvantages) between certificates of deposit (CDs) , checking, and savings accounts;
- Understand the difference between simple and compound interest; and
- Use fractions, decimals, and percentages to calculate interest.
Plan, Save, Succeed! is aligned with NCTM and common core state standards.
About Expect the Unexpected With Math®
The dynamic lessons and activities in the Expect the Unexpected With Math® series use story lines that students find interesting to show them the fun and relevance of math. Motivate your students to achieve math success in the classroom and in real-world situations outside of school!
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