Dream Home Mathematics (SMILE)
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|Dennis W. Montgomery, Lyman Trumbull Academy|
|A lesson for grades 5-12, 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 (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities|
|Math Topics:||Basic Operations, Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Mathematics of Investment/Finance|
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