Using Personal Finance to Teach Math, Grades 68 
Omaha Public Schools 68 Math Outcomes Cross Referenced to Lessons in
Money in the Middle: Personal Finance Economics 68* Also available: Crossreference for K2 and Crossreference for grades 35 
OPS Math Learning Outcome 
Lessons that enhance this skill 
Sixth Grade 

Read, write, order and compare whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages and understand place value. 
1,2,4,7,10 
Use appropriate computation techniques to solve problems 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Select the appropriate tool for computation in problem solving. 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Investigate relationship of fractions, decimals, percentages 
4,5,6,7,10 
Apply estimation in working with problem solving 
1,2,3,6,8,9,10 
Develop and apply strategies to solve routine and nonroutine problems 
1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10 
Predict outcomes, perform investigations, and record results in experiments 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Describe relations given in tables and graph results 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Use the calculator as a tool to explore concepts to solve problems and percentages. 
2,3,4,5,6,7,10 
Seventh Grade 

Use appropriate methods to solve problems using whole numbers, fractions, decimals 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Apply number theory concepts to real world situations 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Use estimation as standard practice in problem solving 
2,3,8 
Collect organize and describe data using them to make predictions based on experimentation 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Represent situations and number patterns with tables and graphs 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Apply strategies to solve routine and nonroutine problems 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Use the functions of a nonscientific calculator 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 
Eighth Grade 

Recognize that mathematics is required for life long learning as well as employment 
1,2,3,4,5,6,77,8,9,10 
Use computation to solve problems with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages 
2,4,5,6,7,9,10 
Use estimation as standard practice in problem solving 
2,4,5,6,,7,9,10 
Analyze the relationship shown on graphs and tables 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Make sound decisions as a result of data analysis 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 
Model situations by devising and carrying out experiments 
1,2,3,4,5,,6,7,8,9,10 
Use functions of calculator to solve real world problems 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 
Correlation to OPS standards, Mary Lynn Reiser, UNO Center for Economic Education. *Money in the Middle: Personal Finance Economics 68, National Council on Economic Education. . 