In this thought-provoking worksheet activity, students will explore a fundamental economic concept with real-world implications. They will encounter a table presenting the costs of five essential products in both the previous year and the current year. With $10,000 available money, students will face a critical decision: whether to make these essential purchases in advance or defer them to the current year.
Students will realize that if they defer to the next year and don't invest the $10,000 money in some savings schemes, their purchasing power is reduced / the value of their money decreases. Students will be presented with an alternate option to invest in a savings scheme that gives 4% returns, students will then do calculations to determine the effective interest rate and find out that the effective interest rate is less than the savings interest rate due to inflation.
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The primary goal of this activity is to help students comprehend the concept of inflation and how it affects the purchasing power of money over time. Students will understand the importance of investing their money in proper schemes to not lose the value of their money due to inflation.