The Simple Math Behind PFL and Economics Revealed
April 7, 2018 - Denver
Many economics and personal finance concepts overlap with math curriculum, but economics and personal finance teachers are often not trained to teach calculations and formulas; and most math teachers don’t focus on personal finance or economic applications.
This class will feature a new national Council for Economic Education resource, “Math in the Real World,” that contains twenty interdisciplinary lessons that teach important personal finance and economic concepts in the context of math lessons. If you want to give some math instruction a real world context or if you just want to enhance yours and your students’ understanding of the math behind economic and personal finance concepts, this class could be for you.
- Grades: 6-12 Teachers
- Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- FEE: $25*
- Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 or 6320 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education or in Personal Financial Literacy Education, but not both.**
- Faculty: Dan Driscoll, instructor, US Air Force Academy and University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and mentor teacher Richard Trinkner, Boulder High School, Boulder
- Includes: Light breakfast and lunch
$75 & $150 Teacher Travel Stipends Are AvailableEconomic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $75 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $150 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.