Is it a need or is it a want?
Is it a need or is it a want?

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Understanding the difference between a need and a want is crucial to financial stability. Aligning to our TEKS:Personal Financial Literacy 1A – Differentiate between needs and wants in evaluating spending decisions Supports TEKS MS Math Process Standards 1A - apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace 1B - use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution 1D -communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate 1G - display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication MS 6th grade SS – 6.15B identify and describe factors that influence cultural change such as improvements in communication, transportation, and economic development MS 7th grade SS - 7.12B - explain the impact of economic concepts within the free enterprise system such as supply and demand, profit, and world competition on the economy of Texas


Education Service Center, Region 20

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Badge Type: knowledge

Expected Duration: 1 years


  1. [required] In order to earn this badge the learner will upload the following: Students will upload a list that contains what they feel are their needs and wants. This list ins generated by the student. This list should include a reason why a particular item is a want. Minimum is 5 items on their list.

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