Feed the Pig: Tweens
Designed to fit busy family schedules, Feed the Pig is scheduled as a workshop style class presented within community organizations. Engaging classroom activities and a stimulating interactive Webs game introduce students to responsible financial decision making and reinforce important math skills with real-life application, like tracking expenses and balancing a checkbook. Students are joined in this learning adventure by the Bankes Piglets: 12 dynamic and diverse “savers” and “spenders.” Some of the piglets make responsible financial choices already . . . and some have a bit to learn.
By analyzing the habits of these piglets and helping them make better financial decisions, students learn the importance of “feeding the pig!” Through a student-led outreach campaign activity, students build lasting knowledge of key math and financial literacy concepts. In the culminating activity, students are challenged to put the learnings together to create their own personal financial plans. Completing the unit is a family take-home activity to extend the learning—and financial decision-making skills—into the home.
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