i got this book last year, it was mailed to me free.
Money Math Lessons for life. This link has a free download. it seems well written. I use it as a 'idea spring board' and plan on doing more with it this year.
OK.. found it... for a free copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org
from the website:
"For years, teachers have used Money Math: Lessons for Life in core mathematics classes, helping to promote financial literacy among students nationwide. Why? With America's household debt reaching a staggering $13.6 trillion, it is important that we make financial education a priority, and provide our kids with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, stay out of debt, and save for retirement.
Money Math: Lessons for Life is a four-lesson curriculum supplement for middle school math classes, teaching grade 7-9 math concepts using real-life examples from personal finance. The 86-page book is a teacher's guide with lesson plans, reproducible activity pages, and teaching tips. A teacher needs only one copy of Money Math: Lessons for Life to teach several classes of students.
Free to teachers, Money Math: Lessons for Life was developed by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in accordance with national school mathematics standards. The lessons were tested in Missouri schools and received rave reviews. Teachers need not be experts in personal finance to use Money Math in the classroom; questions and answers are clearly provided in the book.
A second printing of Money Math: Lessons for Life is now available. It is co-sponsored by a group of four generous partners who provided monetary grants and in-kind assistance to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Many thanks to:
Department of the Treasury
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
University of Missouri-St. Louis "