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CEE Report – Summer 2015

Three times a year the Council for Economic Education releases the CEE Report, highlighting our new and noteworthy events, programs and partnerships, including pilot programs and joint ventures with key supporters.

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Advancing Financial Education in New York City
Upcoming Events
Note from Nan
A Look At GCEE
Financial Literacy Month
Advocating for Economic & Financial Literacy
2015 National Economics Challenge
EconEdLink Relaunch
Gen i: New Mission & Partnership
Teacher Training from the National Center
Vantage Point: Real World Perspectives on the Economy
CEE and 100 Women in Hedge Funds
Vantage Point: Growing Companies, Growing Women
2015 Visionary Awards

POSTED: July 23, 2015 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Money Math Mondays: Pennies by the Pound

bedtime math e1428354300625 Money Math Mondays: Pennies by the PoundThe Council for Economic Education is excited to link to Bedtime Math’s “Money Math Mondays” math problems during Financial Literacy Month. Parents have been snuggling up with their children for bedtime stories for generations. Why not do the same with math problems? Bedtime Math was created by Laura Overdeck, a mother with a degree in astrophysics, to help parents increase “math awareness” by taking a fun story, picture or video and creating math problems for toddlers, pre-school and elementary school children to solve in their heads. Click here to see how Bedtime Math gets your kids thinking about saving money:

CEE has hundreds of free lessons available for K-12 teachers on EconEdLink.org. Check out these lessons on saving:

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Grades K-2, 3-5
The ABCs of Saving
This lesson will introduce students to three elements they need to understand in order to save successfully. A is for Aim: setting a goal. B is for Bank: creating a place to put savings. C is for coins and currency: making saving money a habit.

Grades 6-8
Climbing the Savings Mountain
Students discover how saving money can be compared to a mountain climb. The climb can be fast or slow, safe or hazardous, scenic or thrilling. You will find out that there is more than one way to get to the top!

Grades 9-12 (Math)
Spending Multipliers
Students learn the definition of marginal propensity to consume and marginal propensity to save. Then they participate in a simulation to demonstrate how the marginal propensity to consume and marginal propensity to save influence the economy through the multiplier effect.

Grades 9-12 (Economics)
A Penny Saved
After reading the comic book, “A Penny Saved,” published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, students use a compound interest formula and a table to see the effects of compounding and learn the Rule of 72.

POSTED: April 6, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , ,

Math in the Real World Is A Hit

The recent launch of Math in the Real World, our new teacher resource on EconEdLink, caught the attention of education bloggers at Getting Smart, giving it rave reviews:

“I was impressed by the seamless integration of both economics and mathematics content …. This is a great set of resources to encourage and support teachers in bridging the gap between content and life skills, and the comprehensive lesson plans allow teachers to jump right in with minimal planning on their part.”

Click here to read the full article!

POSTED: February 27, 2015 | BY: Jonathan Burch | TAGS: , , ,

CEE Launches Math in the Real World

Math in the Real World CEE Launches Math in the Real WorldThe Council for Economic Education has launched its newest resource: Math in the Real World. Math in the Real World contains interdisciplinary lessons aimed at teaching personal finance and economic concepts, all in the context of math lessons.

Math in the Real World includes lessons that range from “Break-Even Analysis” and “Profit Maximization” to lessons on payday loan expenses and building good credit.

Read more…

POSTED: December 8, 2014 | BY: Daniel Thompson | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New Survey Findings Show Financial Literacy Lagging in K-12 Public Schools

Council for Economic Education Offers Teacher and Student Resources for Financial Literacy Month

NEW YORK, NY April 1, 2014 – Since 2003, the US has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, shining a spotlight on the importance of personal finance and economic education. And yet, a new survey from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) reveals slow to no growth in K–12 personal finance and economic education in public schools. According to the Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States, a majority of the public school students in the United States still are not exposed to economics or personal finance education despite the lessons of the recent recession. Read more…

POSTED: April 1, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

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