Download Dollars and Sense PDF by Jeff Kreisler, Dan Ariely published on November 7, 2017. You can download the book from the link provided below.
Inside this book
The materials provided here use systems thinking and mathematical tools and exploratory computer simulations to challenge students and teachers to develop a realistic and personal understanding of the dynamics of the economic system in which we live. With their resulting knowledge and understanding, they should be better able to control their financial futures, minimize the chance for future pain, and maximize the chance for fostering a prosperous future.
Personal finance, at its core, involves relatively few working parts. However, managing our finances is hard, because change is ever-present and none of those parts ever stay the same for long. With money flowing in and out, our funds grow or shrink at different rates, at different times, and for different reasons. Without observing, analyzing, and understanding the patterns of change in money accumulations over time and without recognizing the connections that exist between all the parts of the system, adults frequently pay a real and heavy price.
As teachers, we can help our students prepare to deal with that critical but ever-changing system of personal finance. The innovative tools of systems thinking and dynamic simulations presented in these materials offer young students (5th–7th grade) a unique opportunity to develop a better understanding of the mathematics of change; to learn constructively and collaboratively; and, over a lifetime, to successfully manage their personal finance. The activities in the seven lessons of this Module 1 utilize a series of computer simulations and their accompanying worksheets, which are designed to help young students explore how (and why) their personal finances change over time. As students explore the diverse set of financial situations, they will learn in four different ways.
About Dan Ariely
Dan Ariely is an Israeli professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight. He is the author of Dollars and Sense, Predictably Irrational, and The Upside of Irrationality which become the New York Times best-selling books. However, He research forces that influence human behavior and irrational decisions.