High School Presentations
This single player educational game is designed to teach students the importance of making sound financial decisions. Players start their adventure as a ranger, make financial decisions throughout the game and advance to knight then wizard. Players must pass all three stages of the game and save enough money to travel the kingdom and retire.
CALM (High School)
CALM: Budgeting & the Wise Use of Credit
Students explore the advantages of good money management and the consequences of poor money management. They learn the basics of developing a spending plan and setting ‘SMART’ financial goals. They also explore options for saving money such as GIC’s and TFSA’s. Students are introduced to different methods of borrowing money such as credit cards and mortgages; they explore factors that contribute to the costs of borrowing money.
Math 20-3 (Grade 11)
Math 20-3: Spending Plans for High School Students (Day 1)
Students learn about everyday budgeting methods. Emphasis is placed on the mathematics behind developing a spending plan with examples specific to the lives of high school students. Students will learn how to prepare for expenses, set priorities and adjust to changes. We walk students through calculating gross and net pay, basing their spending plan on net pay and calculating the amount they need to save to reach their goals. Students will also explore what makes up a SMART financial goal and options for saving money. They will work together in groups to solve mathematics problems based on everyday scenarios using a worksheet.
Math 20-3: Understanding & Managing Credit & Debt (Day 2)
Students are introduced to the basics of why credit matters, the cost of credit (calculating interest), how to build good credit, aspects of credit scores/ratings and bankruptcy. Using videos, relevant examples, activities and online calculators, students will explore why it is important to think about building good credit and managing their credit properly to help reach their long-term goals (i.e. buying a house or car, using credit for major purchases, etc.) and avoid bankruptcy.
Credit & Paying for Post-Secondary
Focuses on getting students ready for the financial world beyond high school. Students learn about credit options including overdraft and credit cards. They explore the costs and options for funding post-secondary education.