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Ch 1: Understanding Money & Basic Calculations

About This Chapter

The Understanding Money & Basic Calculations chapter of this Money Management: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master understanding money and basic calculations. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of money and basic calculations.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering money and basic calculations material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn money and basic calculations. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding money and basic calculations
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning money management (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about money and basic calculations
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra money management learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Understanding Money & Basic Calculations chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Understanding Money & Basic Calculations chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any money or basic calculations question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a money and basic calculations unit of a standard money management course. Topics covered include:

  • Types and functions of money
  • Bank lending
  • Money demand and interest rates
  • Calculating the time value of money
  • Identifying taxes and discounts
  • Compounding interest formulas
  • Solving interest problems

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Understanding Money & Basic Calculations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Money? - Definition and Types

1. What is Money? - Definition and Types

In this lesson, you'll learn what money is and its four basic functions. You'll also take a look at how it benefits society and explore the different types of money.

The Four Basic Functions of Money

2. The Four Basic Functions of Money

This lesson uses real-world examples to describe the four basic functions that money serves in an economy. These basic functions help to create the foundation of the money system.

How Money Is Made: Understanding Bank Lending in the Economy

3. How Money Is Made: Understanding Bank Lending in the Economy

In this lesson, you'll learn how a single deposit in a local bank increases the money supply and filters through the economy with the help of the fractional reserve banking system.

Money Demand and Interest Rates: Economics of Demand

4. Money Demand and Interest Rates: Economics of Demand

Learn about the differences between money, wealth and income and explore the factors that determine the demand for money in an economy. Take a look at the demand curve for money as well.

How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

5. How to Solve Interest Problems: Steps & Examples

If you want to know how your money can earn money, then it's essential to learn about solving interest problems. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating interest amounts and interest rates.

Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & Examples

6. Compounding Interest Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Compound interest is a great way to have your money work for you. In this lesson, find out the formula for calculating compound interest and practice using the formula with several examples.

Percentage Increase and Decrease: Calculation and Examples

7. Percentage Increase and Decrease: Calculation and Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to calculate the percentage increase and decrease of changes that happen over time. You will also learn what you need in order to make your calculations.

Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & Examples

8. Taxes & Discounts: Calculations & Examples

When you go shopping, you don't want to be surprised by the amount of tax on an item. You also want to fully understand discounts to know how much you can save. In this lesson, we'll practice calculating both tax and discounts.

Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money

9. Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money

A central concept in business and finance is the time value of money. We will use easy to follow examples and calculate the present and future value of both sums of money and annuities.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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