As part of the Common Core State Standards' focus on real-world math lessons, the new benchmarks will include money math and an emphasis on financial literacy, writes Beth Kobliner, an author and member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. In this blog post, Kobliner notes that the seventh-grade common core math curriculum includes concepts such as compound interest. These and other topics are covered on the council's free website, Money as You Learn, developed to help teachers create standards-aligned lessons on personal finance, Kobliner writes.

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