Education Technology

NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Money for Nothing" - Velocity of Circulation

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In "Money for Nothing," an armored truck carrying cash is hijacked and held for ransom. The hijacked money was intended to be used for 'microcredit.' Charlie explains that microcredit generates more money because as people buy and sell goods, money is distributed and more people have cash to spend and invest.
Students will conduct a simulation to demonstrate microcredit.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.