How Can You Use Money As You Learn?

Teachers of Mathematics

Find tested and reviewed mathematics tasks, along with commentary and solutions. These tasks are illustrative of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards and of critical personal finance concepts that provide effective context and application of the mathematics.

To find tasks, click on the grade-band in which you are interested. You will find a list of the specific Common Core State Standards for Mathematics that benefit from personal finance contexts and applications. Click on the standard to find associated tasks. Print them out and use them in your classroom. Information on the Personal Finance Big Ideas that underlie the tasks is included in the commentary to each task. Alternatively, click on the Personal Finance Big Ideas to find mathematical tasks sorted by personal finance content. More information on the Personal Finance Big Ideas is available here.

Teachers of English Language Arts

Find non-fiction texts, lesson plans, close reading exemplars and other tools for integrating important personal finance content into the teaching of English Language Arts. (Coming Soon!)

Financial Literacy Educators

Existing programs with financial literacy content—including personal finance, entrepreneurship, career and technical education, and economics—will benefit from reviewing and, as needed, updating programs and curricula to ensure that they support students attaining the mathematical and literacy competencies called for in the Common Core, as well as cross-cutting skills like problem-solving, research and analysis. The Money as You Learn tools can assist that effort.

Curriculum and Assessment Designers

As curricula and assessments aligned to the Common Core are being developed, Money as You Learn materials can be an important resource for exemplars that showcase some of the key shifts called for by the Standards, including application of knowledge in real-world settings, increased focus on mathematical proficiencies such as modeling and decision-making, and a balance of literary texts with content-rich, complex non-fiction and informational texts. In mathematics, Money as You Learn also shows which mathematical standards lend themselves to tasks and lessons based on the Personal Finance Big Ideas.

Permitted Uses

Money as You Learn materials may be used and modified for any non-commercial purposes under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share alike license described at