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.
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.
Students will be able to:
Apply basic math skills to real-life situations.
Create an information table.
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.