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Spending scenarios


Students consider everyday spending decisions by working through real-world scenarios in this quick collaborative activity.

Big idea

People face spending decisions every day.

Essential questions

  • What criteria do people use when they make spending decisions?

  • How is my financial decision-making process different from others?


  • Explore criteria for making spending decisions

  • Understand the role of spending in their lives

What students will do

  • Make spending decisions based on scenarios.

  • Decide whether to agree or disagree with other students’ spending decisions.

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Teacher guide

Spending scenarios (guide)

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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