How Can I Integrate Personal Finance into the Common Core?

How to make money? How to save money? How to make money work for you? Learning about these questions captures students’ attention and sets them on the path to being able to make smart financial decisions.

Money as You Learn starts with the Common Core Standards and Personal Finance Big Ideas (foundational understandings that lead to action). It shows where they intersect. At these intersections, it provides tasks, texts and lessons that illustrate work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards while integrating important personal finance content.

A goal of Money as You Learn is to expand on the initial examples by encouraging educators with expertise in personal finance and the Common Core to build on this approach.