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Lesson Plan

Number & Operation: All About Money - Does it Pay?
Subject: Math
Grade span: 9 to 12
Duration: One hour
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Finding Math


This sample lesson illustrates how life skills can be incorporated into a mathematical situation in which students analyze a variety of scenarios involving credit cards and the financial decisions that can lead to debt. Students use computational and problem solving skills to analyze data, and algebra skills to represent the information they generate. Students are also encouraged to discuss their work and report their findings to the class.

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