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Fun & Free Financial
& Economic Education

Illustration of multiple characters from the SmartPath financial literacy platform

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!

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$martPath Platform

Developed by leading practitioners working hand-in-hand with teachers, The $martPath Platform provides simple, fun lessons that bring economic and financial education to life in your classroom. $martPath units teach students about personal financial responsibility (such as saving, prudent spending, and prioritizing needs and wants) through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons.

Emmy-Award Winning Puppet Music Video Series

Good Boy Gets His Name

Students Learn About Goods & Services

Blackbeard Learns A Lesson

Students Learn That Resources Are Limited

Kevin Becomes Famous

Students Learn About Methods of Payment

Want to supplement your financial literacy education? Along with the $martPath platform we've created these stand-alone videos to teach economic concepts to younger students in a fun and accessible way.

$martPath Has Won Several National Curriculum Awards and Three Regional Emmys!

Both the $martPath financial education program and the $martPath puppet video series have been recognized with EIFLE (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education) awards from the The Institute for Financial Literacy.
$martPath has also been honored with a Platinum award from the National Association of Economic Educators, regional Emmys for the puppet video series, and the Lighting the Way award from SunTrust Foundation.

"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,
Roberts Elementary

"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."

- Veronika,
Dover Elementary

"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,
Lowry Elementary

"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,
Tinora Elementary

"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

Sponsor $martPath

$martPath is a free, online teaching resource available for grades 1-8. It is also an exciting opportunity for you to focus your CSR efforts toward ensuring that our next generation of leaders can think critically, be engaged with the economy, and manage their finances.

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