Waupun fifth-grade teacher Kathy Calder, a WEAC Region 5 member, believes business education should not be reserved just for older students.
“An introduction to entrepreneurship at a young age will help students understand how to start a business and possibly spark an interest in future business ownership,” she says in an article in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen and WISC News. “This unit highlights the importance of a business plan and what an entrepreneur should do to begin a business.”
Calder’s Math Enrichment class combines math education with a business focus that includes the stock market and entrepreneurship.
“I feel it is important for students to learn about running a business,” Calder said.
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