Financial Literacy Cryptolist #03

Financial Literacy Cryptolist #03

Looking for fun and educational activities and resources to support personal financial literacy? This cryptolist engages critical thinking skills while supporting vocabulary building.

Solve the puzzles
1. review the letter patterns in each question
2. substitute each letter |L| with the correct letter |K| (found in the table at the top of the page)
3. use knowledge of common letter patterns (e.g. -ion, -ce, -ist, etc) and some financial literacy words to start decoding the pattern
4. record the letter substitutions in the table at the top of the page
5. make the letter substitutions in each question; as more letter patterns become apparent, record the letter substitutions
6. complete process until all words have been decoded

Puzzle supports distance learning, blended and independent learning.

Choice Board Activities
l. Engage kids' creativity by having them create word searches using blank wordsearch grids found at the link below.
2. Put the words in alphabetical order, or reverse alphabetical order.
3. Support math literacy: substitute letters for the numbers 1-26 (e.g. A=1, B=2, C=3, etc). Next, add or multiply each number in the word (e.g. CASH = 3+1+19+8=31) to arrive at a sum or a product.

LINK to blank wordsearch grids: blank wordsearch grids