Economics

Math (X) - Middle (X) - Economics (X)

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Going once! Going twice! Sold to the highest bidder! In this perfectly-crafted bidding game, players are forced to make a multitude of difficult decisions every minute…and that’s just in the first phase of the game!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
20 min.
For Sale

Catan Junior

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Explore the seas! Catan: Junior introduces a modified playing style of the classic Settlers of Catan, giving players as young as five a perfect introduction to the Catan series of games.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Math
Special Education
Play Time: 
30 min.
Catan Junior

Stash That Cash: Budgeting (Saving and Investing for Teens) (2006)

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A teen with a job faces all kinds of decisions about how to use that paycheck: go out to dinner or save for a car? A new iPod or college tuition? Spring break at the beach or a long-term investment? Program introduces the concepts of money management and financial planning for the future in a fun, easy-to-understand manner.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:21
Stash That Cash: Budgeting (Saving and Investing for Teens)

Career Connections | Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Meet an accounting business owner and find out how she uses her degree, skills and technology to solve problems and serve needs for both businesses and individual clients.

Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

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With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit KSPS Education for more additional learning resources.

The Lowdown | The Math of Credit Cards

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Explore how credit cards work in this video from KQED. In particular, you’ll discover the impact and high cost of outstanding balances when borrowing money using credit cards. In the accompanying classroom activity, students discuss the key concepts presented in the video, including the relationship between lines of credit, debt, spending, and interest charges. They then learn to calculate simple interest. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Career Connections | Accounting/Auditor

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Learn about a tax accounting career from a senior manager of a firm that prepares tax returns for clients, audits their business plans and finances, and helps them stay compliant with current tax laws.

Career Connections | Production Accountant

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Why is it important for a digital media company to have a production accountant? Find out what a production accountant does on a daily basis and what it takes to become one.

Career Connections | Supply Chain Manager

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Meet a warehouse manager who explains how he uses supply chain computer technology to monitor inbound and outbound products in his rewarding job in a large, 24/7, warehouse operation.

The Lowdown | Understanding Inflation: A Stop Motion Explainer, Parts 1 and 2

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Explore a real-life application of percentage—the math behind rates of inflation—in two animated videos about inflation from KQED. The first video provides an overview of inflation; the second explains the role of inflation in a healthy economy. In the accompanying classroom activity, students find the price of a given item (e.g., a pair of jeans) this year, last year, 50 years ago, and 100 years ago and compare percentage price increase with total rate of inflation over each time period. To get the most from this lesson, students should be comfortable finding percentage increase and interpreting percentages greater than 100. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Career Connections | Restaurant Management

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In this video viewers will learn why having knowledge and competence in customer service, world languages, fine arts, and financial literacy are critical for a restaurant manager.

America Revealed | Gridlock

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Using this video, which examines the solutions to the problem of traffic congestion in New York City’s Times Square, teach a dynamic problem-solution lesson, "No More Traffic Jams: Identifying Gridlock Solutions in Your Community," that supports your STEM curriculum. Students explore how policy, infrastructure and technology changes can impact traffic and identify and design solutions to traffic problems in their communities.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

America Revealed | Clear Skies

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Support your History, Geography, and Science curriculum with this video which takes a close look at how policy and technology improvements in the planning and procedure of air traffic control systems can guide the future of air transportation. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Crowded Skies: Imagining the Future of Air Transportation," to have students write proposals for improving the state of transportation in the United States.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

America Revealed | Energy Exchange

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Support your economics and mathematics curriculum with this video that examines the factors that impact the energy markets. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Tracking Commodities: An Introduction to the Energy Markets," to introduce students to the economic concepts that drive the Mercantile Exchange and have them create infographics that examine the impact of current and historical events on oil prices.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Career Connections | Fiscal Analyst

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Ohio University budget director Chad Mitchell shares what a fiscal analyst does and explains how to prepare for a career in finance.