ERIC Number: ED190432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Buy Now, Pay Later? Teacher's Guide [and] Student Materials.
This consumer education capsule focuses on credit financing, with emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of using credit. It is intended for use in conjunction with seventh or eighth grade mathematics textbooks when teaching computation of simple interest. Activities require from four to six hours of instructional time. Specific objectives are to help students learn to compute simple interest, find the actual cost of credit, understand various uses of credit, critically read charge account statements, examine personal attitudes toward credit, and understand how to use credit wisely. Students are involved in a variety of activities including computing interest problems, conducting interviews with credit card holders and finance people in their communities, defining vocabulary terms, taking quizzes, discussing credit issues in class, analyzing advertising claims, and creating credit-related charts, graphs, and posters. Answer keys, objectives, worksheets, and discussion questions are presented in the teacher's guide. (DB)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Credit (Finance), Financial Needs, Grade 7, Grade 8, Interest (Finance), Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Loan Repayment, Mathematics Education, Money Management, Purchasing, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Project Consumer Operations Survival Training (COST), Easton, KS.