Materials Highlights

Materials Highlights

Virtual Economics Version 4

Virtual Economics: CD-ROM or Flash Drive - Version 4.0

Virtual Economics® Version 4 is a teacher’s single-stop resource library for print, web and multimedia resources. Version 4, available on CD-ROM and contains over 1,400 activity based lessons from over 75 publications, 51 key concepts, and a glossary with over 500 terms. More»

Learning, Earning, and Investing for a New GenerationLearning, Earning, and Investing

This program introduces students to the world of personal finance through 21 lessons that provide active learning experiences to help students master the basics of investing. Lessons cover basics such as the language of financial markets, gathering information on investments, and the nature of financial institutions in the U.S. economy. The lessons are designed to take full advantage of the free online game Gen i Revolution, however all the lessons are free-standing and may be used without the game as well.  Learning, Earning and Investing for a New Generation will serve as the perfect complement to your curriculum.

LEI lessons are currently being aligned to Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts.
View a draft copy (Excel file) of the correlation chart. A PDF version is also available.

Financial Fitness for LifeFinancial Fitness for Life

A comprehensive personal finance curriculum for K-12 students that teaches students how to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about important aspects of personal finance, such as earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing and managing money.

Economic concepts form the foundation of all lessons, providing students with a decision-making framework for the real world.  Content is based on national standards, and correlates to standards in economics, personal finance, mathematics and language arts.  With engaging, hands-on instructional activities, FFFL materials engage students of all ages in active learning.

Materials are available in four grade levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 with a teacher guide and student guide that work in tandem. Corresponding parent guides for the K-5 and 6-12 grade levels contain activities to extend learning into the home.

For information on this curriculum, or related workshops, contact Econ Illinois.

Money MathMoney Math: Lessons for Life

Money Math: Lessons for Life is a curriculum piece that offers four very comprehensive lessons for the middle school classroom that teach students responsible financial practices as they extend and apply math skills to some real-life challenges. The curriculum includes a matrix that correlates the lessons to the National K-12 Personal Finance Standards as well as the NCTM Principles and Standards of Mathematics.

» Download Money Math:  Lessons for Life. (1.3 MB, 100 pages)

If you are interested in learning more about how personal finance and economics can be integrated into the mathematics curriculum with real-world applications, or have questions about Money Math, please contact Econ Illinois