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Using Personal Finance to Teach Math, Grades 6-8

Omaha Public Schools 6-8 Math Outcomes Cross Referenced to Lessons in Money in the Middle: Personal Finance Economics 6-8*
Also available: Cross-reference for K-2 and Cross-reference for grades 3-5

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 non-routine 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 non-routine 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 6-8, National Council on Economic Education. .