• Great Ideas For Teaching Accounting 

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    Students benefit from visual presentations. I use some simple props to display a skateboards factory. The props are pieces of wood, small wheels, screws, screwdrivers, paint bottle, paint brush. To display job order I show the manufacture of three sizes of skateboards (small white, medium orange, and big red) and record dollars on a job cost sheet. To display process I manufacture only one board (small white). I record costs in three processes (departments) — sawing, painting, and assembly. You can show Raw Inventory, WIP, and Finished Goods. By doing this on the first day it helps students visualize what you are discussing in the next few class periods.