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By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Apr 15, 2007
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Treat your students to a hands-on/minds-on learning experience at Moneyopolis, a virtual city that teaches students about money management and financial planning. NCTM standards are covered for grades 6-8, including number and operation, data analysis, probability, algebra, and geometry. Each scene in the city features an introduction to a concept followed by a series of problems for students to solve. At home students learn about budgets and net worth, at the bank they work through interest rates and taxes, and in the community center the value of philanthropy. Points are tallied for correct answers. You can track student progress by giving them a code to input when they launch the game. Extensive lessons and data sheets are available for printing. This five star site is sponsored by Ernst and Young.

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