Your child surely has taken math each year of school. It's one of the three "Rs," after all. But just because your kids know how to add and subtract doesn't mean they also know how to budget their allowance money. Nor does their understanding of percentages necessarily translate into them being able to figure out the sale price of a pair of shoes they want.
Economics-oriented after-school programs break down the subject in ways that kids can understand and have fun with. Take investment contests, for example. These competitions allow students to invest imaginary money in the stock market to see who earns the most, giving students an understanding of how world markets operate. Even less ambitious economics programs can provide helpful information on everyday skills like balancing a checkbook or planning a monthly budget.
Another subject worth improving on is coming up next.