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Classroom activities

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What's my job? Elementary students will learn about different occupations that may interest them. Requirements | Activity
How do you spend your time? Students will learn how to create and interpret a pie chart displaying how they spend their time. Requirements | Activity Worksheet (XLSX) | Instructions
Graphing prices Students will learn how to graph changes in price levels of goods in this real-world graphing exercise. Requirements | Activity
Productivity 101 Learn the basics of productivity, how it’s measured, and why it’s important.
Choosing a career Students will research careers from among the 580 occupations listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Requirements | Activity
My dollar is worth what? Students will use the Inflation Calculator to learn how the buying power of the dollar has changed over the years. Requirements | Activity
The price is correct In this activity, students will learn about inflation and play a game to guess how the prices of common goods have changed over the past several years. Requirements | Activity

Last Modified Date: June 29, 2018