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A Teen's Guide to Personal Financial Literacy Math Full-Course

Daysha Rae, M.Ed
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In this 9-week course, teens will learn the essentials of managing their money responsibly and effectively.

Class Experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
9 lessons//9 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Credit Scores
*What a credit score is, how it's calculated, and why it's important *The impact of good and bad credit scores on a person’s future ability to borrow money or rent a house *Teach ways to build a good credit score and how to maintain it
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Banking Basics: Savings, Checking, and Online Banking
*Introduce the different types of bank accounts and their uses *Explain how to open and manage accounts, including deposits, withdrawals, and transfers *Discuss the benefits and potential risks of online banking and use an online banking simulator
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Reconciling Bank Accounts
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Apartment Shopping
*Teach learners how to search for an apartment, considering factors like cost, location, size, and amenities
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Apartment Budgeting
*Budget for apartment life *Introduce concepts like security deposits and monthly rent payments
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Renter’s Insurance
*Explain what renter's insurance is, what it covers, and why it's important *Discuss how to compare renter's insurance policies and choose the right one
 Week 7
Lesson 7
*Discuss different types of loans (e.g., personal loans, car loans, student loans) and their uses *Explain the concepts of principal, interest, and repayment schedules *Teach learners about the potential risks and benefits of taking out loans
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Career and Cost of Living
*Discuss the relationship between career choices and earning potential *Teach learners about the cost of living in different areas and how it affects personal finance *Introduce the concept of budgeting based on income and living expenses
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Financial Scams
*Discuss common types of financial scams, including online scams, identity theft, and fraudulent investments *Teach learners how to recognize the signs of a scam *Discuss strategies for protecting themselves from scams
  • Students will improve their understanding of personal finance and how it directly relates to them now or in the future and apply that knowledge.
I have been teaching personal finance classes to teens and young adults for over 20 years...and love it!
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: 1-2 per week
Feedback: as needed
Details: Each week I will post an enrichment activity for the learner to do!
Frequency: included
Details: If learners do the enrichment activities, I will provide written and video feedback. If a formal assessment is desired at the end of the course, please send me a message.
Letter Grade
Frequency: 1 after class completion
Details: If a formal assessment/grade report is desired at the end of the course, please send me a message. Requirement: All enrichment activities assigned are completed.
A copy of the guided semester notes (will be posted in the classroom prior to the course starting), writing utensil, and calculator are required for this class.  All enrichment activities will be posted in the classroom.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined June, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
North Dakota Teaching Certificate in English/Language Arts
Master's Degree in Education from College of St. Scholastica
Bachelor's Degree in Music from Jamestown College
Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Jamestown College
Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Jamestown College
Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from Jamestown College
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My goal is to guide learners through the enriching world of writing, the practicality of important adulting life skills, and the everyday relevance of consumer math and personal finance. Setting learners up for... 


Group Class


for 9 classes
1x per week, 9 weeks
45 min

Completed by 99 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-17
4-10 learners per class

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