# Lesson Ideas

Looking for a piece of the American dream? Just hold on--before you buy that new house, you’ll need to know all about mortgages! In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll follow Moby as he figures out his mortgage. You’ll learn the basics of lending, and how mortgages differ from other kinds of loans. Tim will teach you a bit of mortgage lingo, too, like “collateral,” “default,” “principal,” “down payment,” and “interest.” You’ll find out how the mortgage’s term affects the amount you pay each month, and what happens if you can’t make your payments. Whether you have your eye on a cozy cottage or a mega-mansion, watch this movie before you sign on dotted line!

#### Good Advice on Credit Cards Lesson Plan: Fees, Interest Rates, and Using Credit Responsibly

In this lesson plan on using credit responsibly, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the basic parts of a credit card and how personal information is encoded. Students will explain how credit systems work and the hidden costs of credit (including late fees and annual percentage rates). They’ll also evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using credit cards, propose strategies for using credit cards wisely, and formulate a personal philosophy toward buying things on credit. See more »

#### Ratios, Proportion, and Percents Lesson Plan: Making Real-World Connections

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students use BrainPOP resources to define and give examples of a ratio, proportion, and percent. Students then solve word problems and equations to find ratios, proportions and percents. See more »

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