Tuesday, April 15, 2014

H&R Block Student Contest: How Big is a Billion?

Americans leave more than $1 billion on the table every year by doing their own taxes. So H&R Block asked teachers to turn the idea of illustrating the $1 billion as a math assignment and submitting real-life examples to illustrate the concept. 

Here are just a couple of examples...

...did you know you can wrap $1 billion in dollars around the world 4 times!

Classroom grants of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 were awarded across three grade tiers: grades 4th-6th, 7th-9th and 10th-12th. So although the previous examples were very good, they were not the winning entries. You can see the winners of the FaceBook contest here.

Encouraging teens to complete their taxes is of particular importance. A new finding by H&R Block found that teens stress about money, and one of the main causes is the complexity of tax forms. A matter of fact, only 3 out of 100 teens reported filling out an income tax form.

Note - this is a sponsored post I agreed to write because of my support for the content area, the reputation of H&R Block, and the nature of the contest held by H&R Block.


  1. Which means that since they have had themselves listed on the IRS FreeFile page, I should be able to file my taxes without paying anything on the H&R Block website.

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