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How Monopoly Teaches Us about Personal Finances
The students will learn the history of Monopoly, designed to illustrate certain economic philosophies of the time.
This activity will be based on the board game Monopoly.
In addition, they will be challenged with fun activity from personal finance that allows them to practice the skills of income and expense tracking, account/budget reconciliation, balancing a checkbook, and calculating net worth.
Create your Own Monopoly Board Game
The Students will create their own board game applying what they learned from the class " How Monopoly Teaches Us about Personal Finances".
In this class the students will develop their thinking skill by applying a number problem solving, logical thinking and decision making .
They will work on developing team-work skills, effective communication and collaborative problem solving.
Housing Market Analysis
This course is intended for math and deals specifically with comparing numbers in the hundred thousands.
Student will often teach each other in a team work environment on how to use technology as they navigate websites, use of mapping sites, making tables in word processing and excel format, and use of presentation software to present their final projects at the end of the course.
Shoe House Project
Students will brainstorm about their favorite room in their house, about what makes that room special.
They will create their house out of shoe boxes, including all features they think are important to a house.
They will describe their favorite room by writing a detailed paragraph. Working in teams, the students will edits each others paragraph by replacing boring, factual language with interesting, descriptive phrases that catch the reader's attention.
Design Your Dream House
Students will design their dream house, giving area and perimeter of each room.
Students will research home prices in various cities and write up their own real estate ad to sell their dream house.
A great way to incorporate writing into the math classroom!
At the end of the course, the students will present their work using a projector and PowerPoint to showcase their design.
Create a Real Estate Website
The student will learn how to overview relevant topics, address terms and research questions, by designing and modifying existing real estate websites, by meeting their goal of designing a more versatile real estate site, and to improve on an existing real estate website.
At the end of the course, the students will present a written detailed report that include photos, diagrams and demonstrations in their own Profile Entrepreneur Page.
The Many faces of Real Estate Investors
This course is a Real Estate Career Simulation: Flip a House Project lets the students see how real estate investors purchase, improve, and resell homes for a profit.
Utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel, students “purchase” a home of choice from a list and then determine the improvements they want to make to it, all while staying within their budget. Then, they design the home, using Web 2.0 tools.
Finally, students use Microsoft Word to prepare a one-page sale flyer for their renovated home, and prepare a marketing campaign across social media.
When purchasing a new home it is often a necessary step to pick out a lot from a real estate developer.
While most lots are rectangular in shape, sometimes this is not possible.
In this class the lots for each of these housing developments, are all trapezoidal! Students will enjoy calculating land size, appraising value and ultimately mapping out their own housing development!
Students will work in groups and choose a development option that includes a series of community specifications.
Students are tasked with partitioning the land into lots and pricing them to meet the financial goal.
Real Estate Career Week
The goal of this career week is to let students explore the many different Real Estate Careers.
On the day of the event, the students will host a booth presenting their Real Estate Career choice.
The students will design and create flyers, brochures, and Posters to present the unique value of their choice by explaining what the career looks like.
They will include information pertaining to earning potential, education requirements, licensing requirements, and any exclusive training.
Build a Tiny Home/House
This course will teach the students Area and multiplication on Decimals through designing and constructing their own Tiny Home! A great Math, Art, and Financial activity.
Students will get to work with a $25,000 budget using resource guides through researching, designing and constructing a tiny home. Students are guided through the process of floor plan design, configuring the location/size of each piece of equipment and furniture, determining the area of each piece of equipment, and calculating the construction costs while staying on budget. Students then design and color both the interior and exterior of their homes before construction.
Shop for a House and Car Project
Students will work in team of two to "shop" for a house and a car online on real estate and car dealership websites to find a house and car they like, while staying within a budget.
This project teaches the student about finance, making a budget, money management, and financial literacy.
This course is useful/helpful to prepare the students for their home purchasing future by understanding credit, loan application process, debt-to-income ratio, loan products, and savings.
The students will present a creative backstory of their grown-up selves .
Economic ideas-Real Estate
In this course, the students will be introduce to several economic ideas:
*Negotiation and Conflict Resolution-Mini Unit
*Financial Planning Assignment
*Economics introduction Activity-Real Estate Auction
*Introduction to Economics-Monopoly Activity
This is a great way to get students engaged in the fascinating world of economics.
Students will in small groups and are encouraged to discuss strategy, and consider the impact of finance, competition, negotiation, conflict management.