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Recurring Monthly Deposits - Compounding Effect

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  • Price per Classroom$3.00
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Saving, Investment
  • Duration 30 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

Activity Description

In this engaging simulation activity, students will uncover the remarkable concept of compounding interest and its impact on small recurring monthly deposits. By adjusting variables like monthly contributions and savings duration, students will witness firsthand how their money can grow significantly over time through compounding.

Key Elements of the Activity:

  1. Students will experiment with different scenarios, modifying monthly installments and savings durations to observe the effect on the growth of their savings.
  2. They will record the interest earned for various savings durations in a table, which will help them analyze the outcomes of their experiments.
  3. Students will investigate how adding small extra amounts (e.g., $10 or $20) affects their total interest earned, highlighting the impact of consistent contributions.

This activity promotes critical thinking as students draw conclusions about the power of compounding and the significance of regular contributions in achieving financial goals.


This worksheet is a classroom-ready interactive and dynamic worksheet that just needs a few clicks to assign to your classroom. The worksheet is auto-scored, teachers just need to open the real-time console and monitor the student progress.

Learning Objective

The primary goal of this activity is to help students grasp the concept of compounding interest and how it affects savings over time. They will learn how adjusting variables like monthly contributions and the duration of savings can significantly impact their savings growth.

Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).
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  • Price$3.00
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Saving, Investment
  • Duration 30 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

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