Theme 4 Lesson 10:
Why Save?

The students learn about saving and investing, and they consider the importance of setting short-term, medium-term, and long-term savings goals. They use math skills to solve problems and they play a game designed to emphasize the importance of setting goals and working toward a goal. Finally, they engage in a family activity that focuses on the opportunity cost of saving.

Visuals & Activities


  • Cost
  • Investing
  • Medium-Term Goal
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Saving
  • Scarcity
  • Short-Term Goal

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