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Teaching Personal Financial Literacy and Economics Standards in High School Math Classes

Students can learn personal financial literacy and economic standards in a high school math class. Let us show you how!

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Workshop Fee: $65

The workshop will be led by math teachers who have been instrumental in moving personal finance content into the math curriculum within their district. Learn from teachers who are doing it!

​Workshop Overview

All teachers will receive a free copy of “Mathematics & Economics”, appropriate for grades 9-12. It includes 15 lessons math teachers can use to introduce economic and personal finance examples in your existing math classes. Additional lessons will be provided in the best practices portion of the workshop. Mathematics teachers need not have a background in economics in order to implement this curriculum. Each lesson includes student activities and background information on economic or personal finance content and how it relates to mathematics. Extension activities where students can apply their mathematics to real world situations are provided.

Topics at the workshop include:
  • Structuring a math class to cover personal finance literacy standards.
  • Economic examples to use in math classes.
  • Best practices in math and personal finance literacy.
  • Overview of the Gen-i Revolution.

Workshop Details

  • Workshop Homepage​
  • Workshop will be led by Professor Tracy Hofer, Mr. Bill Fehrenbach, Ms. Stacy Moyer, and Mr. William Hahn.
  • Workshop runs Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 

How to Register

Registration for Workshop: Register Online Now!

Information

For questions about workshop content please contact:
Professor Tracy Hofer, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Economic Education
School of Business & Economics
Univeristy of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
715-346-3874
thofer@uwsp.edu
www.economicswisconsin.org

For questions about workshop registration please contact:
Wayne Sorenson
UWSP Continuing Education
715-346-4069
wsorenso@uwsp.edu

Workshop Partners

Partial support for this program was provided to the UW-Stevens Point Center for Economic Education by Economics Wisconsin. The UW-Stevens Point Center for Economic Education is affiliated with the National Council for Economic Education and Economics Wisconsin. Our goal is to help children understand personal finance and economics. To accomplish this goal, we work with K-12 teachers in all subject areas and grade levels to provide curriculum materials, teaching strategies and professional development. ​​​​​​​​​​
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