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Math for the Modern World Lesson Plans 

Lesson Plans December 2 – December 6

Upcoming Test/Projects:        

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

No School

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Apartments – Roommates

Students will be able to work through issues that could arise with roommates.  

Discuss possible problems that could arise with roommates

Financial Feuds with Roommates Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Apartments – Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants

Students will be able to identify the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.

Handout – Pages 10 and 11 of Living on Your Own Packet – Rights/Responsibilities

Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Apartments – Calculating Costs

Students will be able to calculate appropriate monthly rent according to income.  

Apartment Monthly Costs Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Friday

Apartments – Finding an apartment

Students will be able to find and calculate the monthly costs for an apartment.

Finding Apartments Worksheet 1

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans November 25 – November 29

Upcoming Test/Projects:        

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Apartments – Lease

Students will be able to identify parts of a lease and pitfalls to watch for when signing a lease.      

5 things to do before signing a lease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLrr8nK4e60

Discuss some of the things found in a lease

Rental Agreement Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Apartments – Lease

Students will be able to identify parts of a lease and pitfalls to watch for when signing a lease.      

Go over Rental Agreement Worksheet

Do Rental Agreement Worksheet #2

Getting Out of Your Parents House – show page 11 on the board – discuss options, wants/needs, etc.

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/student-loans/my-first-apartment/ - tips for apartment hunting

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Early Dismissal/Assembly

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

No School

Assignment: none

 

Friday

No School

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Lesson Plans November 18 – November 22

Upcoming Test/Projects:        Investigating Pricing Quiz Thursday

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Thanksgiving Dinner

Students will be able to find information and costs associated with Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner Worksheet

Assignment: none  

 

Tuesday

Career Speaker

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Thanksgiving Dinner

Students will be able to find information and costs associated with Thanksgiving dinner.

Finish Thanksgiving Dinner Worksheet

Review for Investigating Pricing Quiz (slides)

Assignment: Investigating Pricing Quiz tomorrow  

 

Thursday

Investigating Pricing Quiz

Students will be able to compare costs for events and compare various options.

Investigating Pricing Quiz

Assignment: none

 

Friday

Apartments

Students will be able to identify things to look for in an apartment.

What should you look for when looking for an apartment? (Short student journal)

The True Cost of Renting a Place – Better Money Habits video https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/personal-finance/pf-housing/pf-renting-v-buying-tutorial/v/the-true-cost-of-renting-a-place

Handout 2.1 – Renting a Place_Better Money Habits (goes with video)

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Lesson Plans November 11 – November 15

Upcoming Test/Projects:

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Investigating Pricing

Students will be able to compare various pricing.    

Finish worksheets on Phone/TV and Gym Memberships

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Investigating Pricing

Students will be able to compare and calculate pricing on movies and shows.    

Movies and Shows Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Investigating Pricing

Students will be able to find information and costs for events.

Six Flags Texas Worksheet

Assignment: none  

 

Thursday

Investigating Pricing

Students will be able to find information and costs for events.

Stub Hub Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Friday

Speaker – PennDOT

Job opportunities after high school with on the job training

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Lesson Plans November 4 – November 8

Upcoming Test/Projects:

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Summary of Banking

Students will be able to write checks, keep a checkbook register, make decisions about loans, and make choices about savings options.    

Summary of Banking Packet

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Savvy Spending

Students will be able to distinguish between monetary wants and needs.

Practical Money Skills Lesson 11 – Savvy Spending

What would you do with a million dollars?

What spending wants do you have? What spending needs do you have?

Assignment: none  

 

Wednesday

Investigating Pricing

Students will be able to compare phone and tv pricing.    

Phone Options – investigate different companies and plans

TV Options – investigate cable, satellite, tv apps

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Investigating Pricing

Students will be able to compare gym membership pricing.

https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/life/best-gym-membership/

Gym Membership Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Friday

No School

Assignment: none

 

 

Lesson Plans October 28 – November 1

Upcoming Test/Projects:

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Selecting a Banking Partner

Students will be able to pick a potential banking partner.

Discuss pros/cons of various banks

Students write a paragraph on which bank they want to put their money in and why

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Car Loan Payments

Students will be able to calculate a simplified version of a car payment.    

Car Loan Rates Slide

Discussion of what affects the rate you have for a car loan, shopping around, etc.

Car Loans Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Student Loans

Students will understand the differences in types of student loans.

Discussion of various student loans - https://studentloanhero.com/featured/college-loans-how-do-they-work/

Comparing student loans for various payback terms: https://studentloanhero.com/calculators/student-loan-comparison-calculator/

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Summary of Banking

Students will be able to write checks, keep a checkbook register, make decisions about loans, and make choices about savings options.    

Summary of Banking Packet

Assignment: none

 

Friday

Summary of Banking

Students will be able to write checks, keep a checkbook register, make decisions about loans, and make choices about savings options.    

Summary of Banking Packet

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Lesson Plans October 21 – October 25

Upcoming Test/Projects:     Checks and Deposits Quiz Thursday   

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Checks

Students will be able to write out a check and keep track of finances in a register.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWQ7mT-TOk – basics of banking

How to write out a check

Writing Checks Worksheet

Assignment: none

Tuesday

Deposit Slips and Bank Statements

Students will be able to write out deposit slips and read a bank statement.    

Go over Checks Worksheet

Deposit Slips Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Bank Statements

Students will be able to interpret information from bank statements.

Bank Statement and Online Banking Slides

Worksheet from Banking Services Packet on Reading a Bank Statement

Review for Quiz tomorrow on Checks and Deposits

Assignment: Quiz tomorrow on checks and deposits

 

Thursday

Checks and Deposits Quiz                                           

Students will be able to write checks and deposit slips. Students will be able to keep track of account balance in a check register.

Quiz

Assignment: none

Friday

Savings Options

Students will investigate various savings options.

Practical Money Skills: Saving for a Rainy Day

Discuss various savings options

Begin Savings Options and Scenarios Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

October 14 - 18 

Business Week - no class

 

 

Lesson Plans October 7 – October 11

Upcoming Test/Projects:              

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Job Search Takeaways

Students will make note of what they have learned about job searches and interviews.

5 Takeaways from our discussion about jobs and interviews – students will write down 5 things they learned and want to remember for the future – this will be placed in their folders for reference

Discussion

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Mean, Median, Mode

Students will be able to calculate measures of central tendency.  

Mean, Median, Mode Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Interpreting Graphs

Students will be able to interpret information from various types of graphs.

Interpreting Graphs Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Integers

Students will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers.

Review Integer Rules

Integer Bingo

Assignment: none

Friday

No School

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans September 30 – October 4

Upcoming Test/Projects:              

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Job Search

Students will share information about jobs and salaries.

Discussion of Job Search

Sample Job Applications

Assignment: none

Tuesday

Job Search Websites

Students will understand how to use various job search websites.  

Job Search websites – LinkedIn, Indeed, Recruiter, SimplyHired

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Interview Practice

Students will be able to answer interview questions.

Interview Questions Survey

Assignment: none  

Thursday

Interview Practice

Students will be able to answer interview questions.

Interview Questions Survey – Students will pair up and ask each other the interview questions

Assignment: none  

Friday

Job Search Takeaways

Students will make note of what they have learned about job searches and interviews.

5 Takeaways from our discussion about jobs and interviews

Discussion

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans September 23 – September 27

Upcoming Test/Projects:               Payroll Deductions Quiz Thursday

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Payroll Deductions/Net Pay

Students will be able to calculate net pay based on payroll deductions.

Payroll Deductions Worksheet 2 - use Excel to create formulas to calculate taxes

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Payroll Deductions/Net Pay

Students will be able to calculate net pay based on payroll deductions.

Payroll Deductions Worksheet 2 - use Excel to create formulas to calculate taxes

Start Payroll Deductions Worksheet 3

Assignment:

 

Wednesday

Payroll Deductions/Net Pay

Students will be able to calculate net pay based on payroll deductions.

Payroll Deductions Worksheet 3

Review for Payroll Deductions Quiz tomorrow

Assignment: Payroll Deductions Quiz tomorrow  

Thursday

Payroll Deductions Quiz

Students will be able to calculate net pay based on payroll deductions.

Payroll Deductions Quiz

Assignment: none

 

Friday

Job Search

Students will look for potential jobs and the salaries associated with those jobs.  

Find 5 jobs, the average salary and degree or training needed

                Go to sokanu.com (can skip the test and go to careers)

Assignment: none

 

 

Lesson Plans September 16 – September 20

Upcoming Test/Projects:               Quiz Wednesday on Gross Pay

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Gross Pay

Students will be able to calculate gross pay based on hours, overtime, salary, or commission.

Calculating Gross Earnings Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Time Sheets

Students will be able to fill out a time sheet and calculate pay

Time Sheets

Assignment: Quiz tomorrow on Gross Pay

 

Wednesday

Gross Pay Quiz

Students will be able to calculate gross pay for hourly, overtime, per diem, and salary.

Quiz

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Payroll Deductions/Net Pay

Students will be able to calculate net pay based on payroll deductions.

Payroll Deductions Worksheet 1

Assignment: none

 

Friday

Payroll Deductions/Net Pay

Students will be able to calculate net pay based on payroll deductions.

Payroll Deductions Worksheet 1

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Lesson Plans September 9 – September 13

Upcoming Test/Projects:               Quiz Tuesday on Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

Percents

Students will be able to calculate percent.

Finish Percents Worksheet

Assignment: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Quiz tomorrow

 

Tuesday

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Quiz

Students will be able to convert between fractions, decimals and percents. Students will be able to calculate discounts, sales tax, and tips.

Quiz

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Gross Pay

Students will be able to calculate gross pay based on hours, overtime, or salary pay.

Gross Pay Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Commissions Pay

Students will be able to calculate pay for working on commission.

Commissions Worksheet  

Assignment: none  

 

Friday

Gross Pay

Students will be able to calculate gross pay based on hours, overtime, salary, or commission.

Calculating Gross Earnings Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans September 2 – September 6

Upcoming Test/Projects:               Quiz next Tuesday on Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

No School

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Students will be able to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents.

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Discounts and Sales Tax

Students will be able to calculate sale prices and sales tax.

Discounts and Sales Tax Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Restaurant Bills and Checks

Students will be able to estimate and calculate tips.

Tips Worksheet

Assignment: none  

 

Friday

Percent Problems

Students will be able to solve problems involving percents.

Percent Problems Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans August 26 – August 30

Upcoming Test/Projects:               Adding/Subtracting Decimals Quiz Friday

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Monday

What do you already know?     (Did not finish Friday because of class meeting)

Students will be able to write and discuss what they already know about the various topics we will cover this year.

Finish What do you already know? Worksheet - complete and discuss

Assignment: none

 

Tuesday

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Students will be able to add and subtract decimals.

Adding/Subtracting Decimals Vertical Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Wednesday

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Students will be able to add and subtract decimals.

Adding/Subtracting Decimals Horizontal Worksheet

Assignment: none

 

Thursday

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Students will be able to add and subtract decimals in word problems.

Add/Subtract Decimals Word Problems Worksheet

Assignment: Quiz tomorrow on Adding and Subtracting Decimals

 

Friday

Adding and Subtracting Decimals Quiz

Students will be able to add and subtract decimals.

Quiz – Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Lesson Plans August 22 – August 23

Upcoming Test/Projects:              

                                                               

Math for the Modern World

 

Thursday

First Day

Syllabus

Discussion: Where will we use math after high school?

Discussion: Stats and what they mean:

               Day 1 Statistics Slides Flipchart (From: https://www.rd.com/culture/average-american-statistics/1/

Assignment: none

 

Friday

What do you already know?

Students will be able to write and discuss what they already know about the various topics we will cover this year.

What do you already know? Worksheet - complete and discuss

Assignment: none