Living on Your Own -- Let's Calculate the Cost!

This lesson is a fun way to review basic math skills, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, finding averages, and working with percentages. More importantly, it shows how these skills are applied to real-life situations that are of particular interest to this age group.

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This lesson can be used for review or remedial work. It can also be a fun exercise for students who are already proficient in basic math skills. It increases Internet proficiency and community awareness.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Apply basic math skills to real-life situations.
  • Create an information table.
  • Find averages.
  • Multiply with percents.
  • Use simple formulas (substituting values).
  • Use critical thinking skills to make real-life decisions.
  • Learn real-life survival skills.

    Use of Internet: The Internet will be used to gather data.

    This lesson was developed by Tracy Goodson-Espy, Sheila Pierce, Amanda Gilbreath, and Sheila Richardson.

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