UXL Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573029831
  • ISBN-13: 9781573029834
  • DDC: 330
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 786 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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U*X*L Money: Making Sense Of Economics And Personal Finance enriches middle school students’ understanding of key concepts in economics, investing, and personal finance, helping them develop financial literacy, improve analytical and problem-solving skills, and build a foundation for high school courses and beyond. Using abundant real-life examples to illustrate the relevancy of the topic, this set brings to life topics that are essential to students’ lives as consumers, workers, and citizens.

Divided into three thematic volumes, U*X*L Money: Making Sense Of Economics And Personal Finance covers the following topics: microeconomics and domestic trade; macroeconomics and international trade; and personal finance. Chapters provide easy-to-understand examples of the concepts being discussed, as well as definitions for key terms within the entry. Sidebars cover important people, concepts, and events related to understanding economics and finance. Charts and graphs illustrate concepts and provide opportunities for data analysis. Each chapter begins with critical-thinking questions to help students focus on the main points of emphasis. Chapters address such topics as economic systems, market failures, competition, fiscal policy, global trade, saving and managing your money, credit and debt, investing your money, among others. (1st edition)

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Features and Benefits

  • The 3 volumes are organized thematically: microeconomics, macroeconomics, and personal finance.
  • Each volume begins with a Reader's Guide and ends with additional information on Getting Involved and Where to Learn More, as well as a comprehensive index.
  • Each chapter begins with Main Ideas, Critical Thinking Questions, and Words To Know sections that help students understand the concepts being discussed.
  • Color tables, charts and graphs and offer statistical data and color photographs illustrate each chapter.
  • Sidebars on important figures or real-life examples aid in understanding economics and finance.
  • Each chapter ends with For More Information sections that provide students with resources for further research.
  • U*X*L MONEY: MAKING SENSE OF ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE is more accessible, more comprehensive, and better geared for middle schoolers than any competitors.
  • A Teacher's Guide is also available.

Alternate Formats

  • ISBN-10: 1573029793 | ISBN-13: 9781573029797


“Well-written entries interweave explanations of economic concepts such as Smith’s invisible hand and the prisoner’s dilemma with current events such as the Great Recession. The third volume will be of especial importance to many high school students because it focuses on the basics of personal finance, providing concrete examples to help young people understand such topics . . . ”

— American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Microeconomics and Domestic Trade.
Chapter 1: Microeconomics in Your Life.
Chapter 2: Going to Market.
Chapter 3: The Power of Competition.
Chapter 4: Market Failures and Government Intervention.
Chapter 5: The Microeconomics of Work.
Chapter 6: How Firms Promote Economic Growth.

Volume 2: Macroeconomics and International Trade.
Chapter 7: Macroeconomics in Your Life.
Chapter 8: Measuring Economic Performance.
Chapter 9: Fiscal Policy.
Chapter 10: Monetary Policy.
Chapter 11: The Ins and Outs of Global Trade.
Chapter 12: A World of Differences.

Volume 3: Personal Finance.
Chapter 13: Money and Your Life.
Chapter 14: Money and Your Work.
Chapter 15: Saving and Managing Your Money.
Chapter 16: Credit and Debt.
Chapter 17: Investing Your Money.
Chapter 18: Money and Life's Milestones.