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Classroom activities

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What's my job? Elementary students will learn about different occupations that may interest them. Requirements | Activity
How do you spend your time? Students will learn how to create and interpret a pie chart displaying how they spend their time. Requirements | Activity Worksheet (XLSX) | Instructions
Graphing prices Students will learn how to graph changes in price levels of goods in this real-world graphing exercise. Requirements | Activity
Productivity 101 Learn the basics of productivity, how it’s measured, and why it’s important.
My dollar is worth what? Students will use the Inflation Calculator to learn how the buying power of the dollar has changed over the years. Requirements | Activity
The price is correct In this activity, students will learn about inflation and play a game to guess how the prices of common goods have changed over the past several years. Requirements | Activity

Last Modified Date: June 29, 2018