My students learn to use checkbooks. I get a check company to donate starter checkbooks that have a few pages of a register and about ten checks. The kids earn money for their account by doing homework and completing tests. They earn ten dollars for each homework assignment and their test grade percentage equals the amount of dollars they can add to their accounts. (For example, 80% = $80.00) The students learn to purchase with their checkbooks too. They look through newspaper ads and select items they'd like to buy. They must calculate the tax, subtract in the check register and write the check out to the store. My students love this unit on checkbooks and they learn real world skills.