Within Article II: The New Learning Standards of the Visioning Document, we read about the focus on preparing students for further learning, career, and life.
II.l Standards should result in all students being committed and equipped to be competent lifetime learners, well-prepared for further formal education and to pursue multiple careers.
Personal financial literacy, a strand embedded within the Revised (2012) Mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8, is included with a goal of preparing students to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. High quality content related to these standards, which aim to secure our students’ financial future, is readily available to teachers as they work to design authentic learning experiences.
I have created a website which contains information related to the standards, resources for teaching and learning, information for parents, a connection to children’s literature, and specific content related to budgeting and paying for college. The website is linked below.
To access other high quality financial literacy content, browse the websites below. Each of these sites contain a wealth of resources for teaching and learning personal financial literacy.
Kayla Jarzombek, mathematics teacher at Coppell Middle School North shared a recent learning experience in her classroom via Twitter in which her students took a career quiz online:
Ms. Jarzombek’s students use their 1:1 devices to access and interact with authentic content related to personal financial literacy, including this career quiz from http://www.yourfreecareertest.com/!
To keep up with the latest in Ms. Jarzombek’s classroom, follow her on Twitter: @KJdoesmath.