LET'S TALK ACCOUNTING

Teacher tools and resources

Here you will find all the tools and resources  to support the Let's Talk Accounting workbook. To know where and when to use these resources follow the directions in the Let's Talk Accounting, Classroom Companion for Teachers.
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Color Accounting Toolbox

The Color Accounting Toolbox is the primary collection of learning tools and materials and the primary materials of the Color Accounting Learning System. The toolbox includes the Let's Talk Accounting Classroom Companion for Teachers,  Let's Talk Accounting Student Workbook, Popup BaSIS Board, BaSIS Board posters, flash cards, and the Joy of Accounting textbook.

In this section you'll find core Color Accounting materials and tutorials.

Classroom Companion and Student Workbook

Let's Talk Accounting 
Classroom Companion for Teachers
Divided into two overarching sections; the Teachers' Companion section contains "how to" information, learning outcomes, and references to additional supporting materials; the Student Workbook section is a replica of the Student Workbook, but also contains tips for you as the teacher.
Let's Talk Accounting 
Student Workbook
The Let's Talk Accounting Student Workbook lays bare the simple logic and principles behind the Color Accounting Learning System.

Flash cards

The flash cards are a summary of the key concepts presented in the Student Workbook. They are a great tool to revisit the Color Accounting key concepts with your students as you progress through the learning. Choose between different formats.
PDF format
(Teachers' Companion Page xii - xiii)
Slide format
(Teachers' Companion Page xii - xiii)
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Videos and tutorials

Video tutorials for the Color Accounting toolbox. 
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How to use the popup BaSIS Board

Popup BaSIS Board  demo. This interactive board enhances student learning by getting their hands moving and getting them to interact with the accounting concepts.
(Teachers' Companion Page xiv - xv)
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You can purchase additional popup BaSIS Board stationery for your students directly from Wealthvox.

BaSIS Board™ Posters (USA)

(Teachers' Companion Page xvi)
Download these BaSIS Board posters for use in your classroom, homeschool or campus. This collection is for use in the United States. These versions refer to the Value Generating Activity element as "Revenue" and have 32:48 dimensions. Choose between three formats.
BaSIS Board for USA 32X48 with icons
BaSIS Board for USA 32x48 outlined
BaSIS Board for USA 32X48US solid

BaSIS Board™ Posters (International)

(Teachers' Companion Page xvi)
Download these BaSIS Board posters for use in your classroom, homeschool or campus. This collection is for use internationally. These versions refer to the Value Generating Activity element as "Revenue/Income" and have metric system A0 dimensions. Choose between three formats.
BaSIS Board for International A0-A4 with icons
BaSIS Board for International A0-A4 outlined
BaSIS Board for International A0-A4 solid

The Joy of Accounting

A Game-Changing Approach That Makes Accounting Easy

The Joy of Accounting is a valuable addition to the Color Accounting toolbox. It contains a simple step-by-step sequence to follow, over 150 full-color diagrams, and explanations of business concepts such as working capital, cash flow, liquidity, leverage, receivables and depreciation. Traditional terms like ledgers, journals, debits and credits are explained. US and International accounting standards are included. And finally case studies to practice concepts.

You would've received a digital copy as part of your accreditation training. Other formats are available on Amazon.

A Really Useful Book About Accounting

(Coming soon)

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Activities

Activities you can do in the classroom.

3 Aspects of Accounting

Language, Structure, Mechanics.

What is accounting?

Sort the food into the correct buckets.
(Student workbook Page 9)

Entity concept

Recall the pineapple.
(Student workbook Page 25)

Debt to Equity ratio

Real world ratios using the Balance Sheet butterfly.
(Student workbook Page 27)

Asset-centric story

Introductory activity for business scenarios.
(Student workbook Page 38)

Gross Profit Margin

Real world ratios using the Income Statement.
(Student workbook Page 40)

Introductory transactions

Mal McFiesty transactions.
(Student workbook Page 55)

Introductory transactions

Mal McFiesty digital activity board.
(Transactions 1-6)
(Student workbook Page 55)

Introductory transactions

Mal McFiesty digital activity board.
(Transactions 7-12)
(Student workbook Page 55)
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Presentation slides

Google slides to use in your classroom.

Whose story?

The pineapple and point of view.
(Student workbook Page 11)

The funding butterfly

The duality of accounting.
(Student workbook Page 17)

BaSIS Board

BaSIS Board templates. 
(Student workbook Page 36 -37)

Sorting information

Nouns and Verbs.
(Student workbook Page 36 - 37)

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Google slides for page # of the Student Workbook. 

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Additional video resources

Videos that explain key concepts in the Let's Talk Accounting workbook.
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3 Aspects videos

Language, Structure, Mechanics. 
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What is accounting?

Sorting explained.
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Whose story?

The pineapple and point of view.
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The funding butterfly

The funding butterfly and duality explained.
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Color logic

Two frogs explain how debits and credits work.
(Student workbook Page 58)
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Other resources

Other useful resources.

Whose story?

Poll your students on pineapple and point of view.
(Student workbook Page 11)

The funding butterfly

Jamboard for funding butterfly discussion.
(Student workbook Page 17)

Blank transaction sheet

Download blank ticket sheet in color.
(Student workbook Page 57)

Blank transaction sheet

Download blank ticket sheet in black and white.
(Student workbook Page 57)

Business narrative

Interactive spreadsheet.
(Student workbook Page 95)

Printable assessment sheets

Introductory module

(Student workbook Page 12 - 13)

Module 1

(Student workbook Page 28 - 31)

Module 2

(Student workbook Page 48 -51)

Module 3

(Student workbook Page 87 -89)

Module 4

(Student workbook Page 97)
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Answer sheets

Examples and activity answers.

Asset recognition criteria

Answers for asset page.
(Student workbook Page 22)

Other measures and ratios

Answers for measures and ratios activity.
(Student workbook Page 44 - 46)

Staying in balance

Balloons and weights answer sheet.
(Student workbook Page 60)

T-accounts

Answers for Debits & Credits activity.
(Student workbook Page 61)

Accrual accounting

Rosie the Riveter answer sheet.
(Student workbook Page 64)
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Meet the advisors

Sean Crevier

Sean's professional passion  is financial education. He's been a high school accounting teacher in Northern Illinois since 1999 and education consultant for Wealthvox.

"Since 2018, the Color Accounting Learning System has been a game changer for my students, not only in Accounting but also Personal Finance and the accounting & finance units in my Intro to Business classes and I can't wait to bring this into you and your students' worlds too".

Anne Kriel, Hilton College,
South Africa

"Concepts that my students struggled with became clear when I started using the Color Accounting Learning System.  They found the classes fun, interactive and relevant, and their attitudes changed. With the CALS system diagrams and colour-coding they could see the big-picture  impact of financial decisions on a business. My enrolment increased and their exam results were extraordinary". 

Alice Viljoen,
St Andrew’s School for Girls

"Joining the Color Accounting community has given me a group of like-minded people to share the challenges and wins of teaching.  Getting certified was one of the best moves I made last year".