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Fiscal and Physical

Each of the two teams has 6 to 10 players.  A team scores points by passing a vollyball to one of its players in the end zone--and carefully managing debt and savings to gain sufficient advantage over its opponents.

Budgetball is designed to help students learn about debt, savings, interest, and taxes.  During National Financial Literacy Month, the appearance of this new sport takes students out of the classroom and onto the field for a compressed, real-time, physical experience in the same concepts involved in personal finance and the federal budget.

Sound like gym class for nerds?  Visit the Budgetball website for graphics and the relationship that debt or surplus has to a team's final score.

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