Author Archives: Deborah Kozdras

About Deborah Kozdras

Instructor and Chief Creative Officer at the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education at the University of South Florida.

Eggs-tra Special Lessons

Check out the Good Egg Project at Discovery Education. They have some excellent resources to consider our new the Farm-to-Table theme. Sign up at the Good Egg Project for their virtual field tour on March 23rd, so your students can … Continue reading

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Pizza Party

Planning a pizza party takes skills of mathematics and economics! How many people will be at your party? How many pieces do you estimate each person will eat? How many pizzas should be veggie? The questions are endless! And they … Continue reading

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Eek-onomics, Scary Science, and Monster Math

This year, we have decided to combine Economics with STEM and Literacy. We will be using real world activities to try to take the Eek out of Economics, the Scary out of Science, the Terror out of Technology, the Eerie … Continue reading

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One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cents

Since Common Core State Standards emerged, informational texts have become very important in the classroom. Opposite to fiction, informational texts are classified under “non-fiction” texts. However, in elementary content areas, a hybrid form of text, a fact-packed book that uses … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Economics for K-3

Are you looking for a great text to use in your classroom to expand economics concepts? Then you have come to the right place. On this post, I provide Economic-Based Questions (EBQ’s) for How to Make an Apple Pie and … Continue reading

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Cupcake Economics With Fancy Nancy (K-2)

Do you love Fancy Nancy? Do you want to teach Economics concepts while you read children’s literature? Then you need these economics-based questions (EBQ’s) to accompany Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes. This lesson can be used with K-2 grades. … Continue reading

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Alexander Used to Be Rich . . .

One of my favorite books for integrating real-world mathematics and economic/financial literacy is Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. KidsEconPosters has some great EBQ’s (Economic Based Questions) to use while reading the story. Now, let’s extend this into … Continue reading

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