"Financing Your Future" - Math Task for High School (Year 9-10)
Growing up is an exciting and daunting task that is full of adventures and challenges. In this very real task you are going to plan ahead for your future life by assessing your chosen career pathway, paying your taxes, budgeting your finances with your future partner, negotiating with real estate agents, working with a mortgage broker, getting a loan from a bank and purchasing your first property. Doing this however involves no simple decisions nor is it an easy feat, yet it is a future reality of life. As this challenge is about planning ahead, it is suggested you do the same with this very task, look ahead of your current position so that you aren’t caught in a difficult and unplanned for scenario in the future!
In this task students will have to do research online for careers, salaries, and real estate opportunities while using budgeting spreadsheets, mortgage calculators and their negotiation skills to plan for their future. The budgeting spreadsheet is included and is a great tool to consolidate all of the information required for the task. Other resources include the Task Sheet which can be delivered all at once to the students or step by step as a teacher lead task, as well as loan approval certificates and properly title papers.
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