Math & Money
Where Math and Finance Come Together.
Have you ever wondered why kids aren't learning personal finance in school? Well if they aren't learning it in school, they have to learn it somewhere...don't they?
Did You know?
From a recent report by TIAA, African Americans have a financial literacy gap having answered 38% of personal finance questions correctly.
According to NY Times, "Most white boys raised in wealthy families will stay rich or upper middle class as adults, but black boys raised in similarly rich households will not."
27% of children are not likely to receive financial education at home.
Research shows that kids who learn to manage money at an early age will be able to better handle their finances as adults.
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What is Math & Money?
Math & Money teaches kids from grades 3-8 about turning what they've been learning in math class into money. This program is a 7 week boot camp where it will equip students with newfound knowledge. The program teaches the core essentials of personal finance. Students will receive a workbook that explains and teaches all of these concepts. They will also receive a certification of completion if they make it and complete the full 7 weeks.
Interested in hosting a Math and Money: Financial Literacy for Kids Workshop in your school or student organization?
Please contact us using the link below to schedule a consultation.