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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Interest, and supports the standard of analyzing types of interest rates and their impact on the consumer. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

• Why might someone save their money in a bank rather than keep it at home?

Step 2: BUILD BACKGROUND

• Read aloud the description on the Interest topic page
• Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding.
• Assign students different Related Reading articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about interest while practicing essential math and literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

• Make-a-Movie: Create a movie that answers this question: What is the relationship between percentages and interest?
• Make-a-Map: Make a concept map comparing and contrasting simple and compound interest.
• Creative Coding: Code a math problem that involves solving for interest.

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### Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Filed as:  6-8, 9-12, BrainPOP, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4