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Financial literacy is ideally suited to be integrated into mathematics courses and taught in an interdisciplinary manner. Students learn best and are motivated when tackling real-world meaningful questions. This article shares how elementary mathematics was applied to better understand the debate about raising the minimum wage and the United States National Debt. To serve as a guide for other teachers who wish to incorporate financial literacy into their mathematics courses and take an interdisciplinary approach, this article suggests readings, data sets, and pedagogical practices. Students were engaged and enthusiastic to work on problems that challenged their thinking about financial issues.



Sole, M. A. (2021). Interdisciplinary thinking: Financial literacy crosses disciplinary boundaries.PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 31(2), 153-166.



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