Fun & Free Financial and
$martPath is a free, online teaching resource available for grades 1-8.
What is $martPath?
$martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for elementary and middle school teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms, to boost students' financial literacy. And the best part? It's free!
Register or log in to the $martPath platform.
Explore our Emmy Award-winning stand-alone videos that teach students economic concepts.
Explore lesson plans and supports for students with disabilities.
Looking for some bite-sized, fun financial literacy? Click here for our $martPath puppet friends in some brand-new video shorts!
Focus your CSR efforts toward ensuring our next generation can be engaged with the economy and manage their finances.
What kinds of concepts will kids learn from $martPath?
$martPath was created by the Alpaugh Family Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati. The Center is the leading nonprofit organization in the K-8 financial education space in the U.S.
$martPath has won five national financial literacy education awards, and our $martPath puppet video series won three regional Emmys!
"Teaching elementary economics is not easy. Concepts can be abstract and real-world but students do not always have experience with real money. This program made it easy to teach the real econ concepts with clips, quizzes and homework/class discussions. I will use this again each year with my after school and kindergarten students. It helps to bring in understanding that can be difficult to filter into an elementary setting."
- Tamara O,
Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary
"It was VERY easy to use! The lessons were engaging and simple to follow. The lessons led to some meaningful discussions with my students."
- Susan S,
"I really thought the videos grabbed the kids’ attention, and I thought the aligning activities were engaging. The kids cheered when I told them we were doing the second and third lessons a few days after doing the first."
- Amy C,
Deer Park Elementary
"The students were very engaged during the lesson. The breaks in between to discuss or do an activity kept the students engaged and wanting to do more."
- Debbie C,
Indian Ridge Elementary
"The curriculum complemented my Math and Social Studies standards perfectly. The lessons were humorous and engaged the students. We liked that there was interaction with the lesson."
- Sherri B,
Marsh Pointe Elementary
"I loved the easy access to all lessons, and the short videos paired with discussion points. My students thoroughly enjoyed the presentations and were engaged in the following discussions."
"I liked the mix of videos and interactive games on the $martpath platform. The discussion questions really helped drive the conversation we had, which was awesome!"
- Sandra W,
"I enjoyed the story characters and how they included the class in the discussions. A huge strength for me as a teacher was the resources; for the students - the activities."
- Chris R,
"I loved how easy it was to implement $martPath into my classroom. The students were engaged and really liked the characters and activities that came with the program. They want to do more, so we may dabble in some other grade levels. The strengths would be kid friendly and ease of use."
- Beth A,
JE Prass Elementary
"I enjoyed the discussions with my students. I believe that the program is very user friendly and the lessons are tiered in an appropriate manner. It was easy to pick up where we left off each week and jump into the next lesson."
- Grace T,
Trinity Catholic Elementary