Common Core State Standards

HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS

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    Earning Credit

    Students participate in a series of activities that provide them with a simulated credit score and an auto loan interest rate based on their credit score. Then they learn to use compound ...

    Grades: 9-12

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    Profit Maximization

    In this lesson students solve an optimization problem based on the real-world example of profit maximization.  Students analyze a primary source document – a revenue and pro...

    Grades: 9-12

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    THE INFLATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT—IS THERE A C...

    Students view a video on inflation and are introduced to the concept of unemployment. They then utilize Excel to create scatterplots, regression line equations, and correlation coefficie...

    Grades: 9-12

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MIDDLE SCHOOL LESSONS

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    Chevy Volt...It’s Electric!

    The costs and benefits of owning an electric or hybrid car will be evaluated in this lesson. By reading and researching the history of the production of electric cars, the lesson allows s...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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    Calculating Simple Interest

    How do banks calculate the amount of interest paid on a loan? In this lesson, students will view a Livescribe Pencast to learn how to find the dollar amount in interest that is due at ma...

    Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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    Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some ar...

    The role of government is to provide for the common defense, define and protect property rights, and enforce contractual arrangements. Throughout the 20th and early 21st century, governme...

    Grades: 3-5, 6-8

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LESSONS