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Dennis W. Montgomery, Lyman Trumbull Academy  
A lesson for grades 512, designed to teach students to use basic math to determine affordability of a home based on a given income; calculate decimal placement for currency, percentages and interest; estimate affordability based on income; investigate different careers and their salary ranges; understand and calculate percentage, interest rates; understand gross income; calculate and understand taxes, withholdings and deductions; calculate net income; and understand and compute the expense and cost concept. From the Practical and Applied Math section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.  


Levels:  Fifth Grade, Middle School (68), High School (912) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities 
Math Topics:  Basic Operations, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Mathematics of Investment/Finance 
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