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

Apply numbers to everyday situation 
1,2,6 
Explore strategies to estimate and measure 
1,2 
Attempt to solve problems based on everyday situations 
2,3,5,6,8 
Create and act out simple number stories 
1,2,3,5,6,8 
Sort, classify, and arrange concrete objects to make bar graphs 
1,4,7 
Recognize a common characteristic of a set of objects 
1,2,4,7 
First Grade 

Count by 1s,2s,5s,10s 
1,2, 
Understanding of fractions as parts of a whole 
2 
Communicate how addition and subtraction are used in daily life 
2,3,5,6 
Understanding of place value, ones and tens 
2.5.6 
Communicate solving a problem, i.e.; acting out, drawing, modeling 
1,2,3,4,6,7,9 
Recognize and count a collections of coins 
2,5,6,8 
Classify by single attribute and describe criteria 
1,2,3,5,6,7,9 
Second Grade 

Write numbers 0999 
2,6 
Basic addition and subtraction facts 
2,6 
Use concrete materials demonstrate 2 digit addition and subtraction 
2,5,6 
Fractions as whole or part of concrete models 
2 
Communicate solving problems by acting out formulating questions, etc 
1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10 
Sort, classify and organize data using tables, charts 
1,2,4,7,9,10 
Communicate how time relates to daily life 
3,10 
Compare and communicate value of coins 
2,5,8 
Develop, explore concept of equations using concrete materials 
2,9,10 
Using calculator as a tool for solving problems 
8 
Correlation to OPS standards, Mary Lynn Reiser, UNO Center for Economic Education. *Pocketwise: Personal Finance Economics K2, National Council on Economic Education. . 