It's estimated that Americans basically lose a potential of ten billion dollars annually in savings and interest penalties due to poor finance literacy. More people know how much they have remaining on their Starbucks gift card than they know the current value of their checking accounts. More than half of the students that take out student loans ever take the time to determine what their monthly fee will be when they graduate college. There is some great news for math students that are putting tons of time into math. Students that take higher level math in high school are more likely to make upwards of twenty-five percent more and much less likely to be unemployed compared to students in basic math courses. There is also a strong correlation between college degrees and income and lifetime earnings. The bottom line is that staying in school and studying math pays.
These worksheets and lessons will help lead you in the right direction with financial literacy. The topics are in alphabetical order to make them easier to find. We will start you out with counting coins and bills. We will show you how to make change for people building off of that skill. Students will learn how convert values between currencies. We will end of learning how to calculate interest and solve word problems that rooted in financial transactions. In this section of our site we explore not only value of basic coins and bills, but what they mean in trends of future value.