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Flying into spending and saving


Students fly a paper airplane they’ve created to targets that represent amounts of money saved or spent and track their results.

Big idea

Spending less money can help you save more.

Essential questions

  • Why is it a good idea to save money?
  • How can spending money keep you from your savings goals?


  • Understand why saving money is a good habit
  • Recognize that spending money can make it harder to save

What students will do

  • Discuss the differences between spending and saving.
  • Create a paper airplane and fly it to spending and saving targets.
  • Track spending and saving on a chart as they play the game.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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