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# Middle School Math: Taxable Income, Income Tax Game Using Percentages

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Note there are places where Taxable is misspelled and will be corrected by 8:00 pm 1/26/2016.

This is a real-life lesson that encourages students to evaluate taxable income based on ones income and the Marginal tax bracket. Kids will love this and have a great time discussing the occupations and how much each are taxed. This lesson does not go as far as to discuss personal deduction and standard deductions, which would lower you taxable income. That is for another day. This is a simple introduction on how Federal taxes are collected.

Focuses on taxable Income, understanding taxes, calculating taxes

OBJECTIVE
o The learner will be able to calculate taxable income based on tax brackets, which are based upon percentages.
o The learner will understand the purpose of taxation and the difference between state tax and federal tax.

MATERIALS
o Occupation Game Cards (1 set of 24 per group) and Chart (1 per student)

PREPARATION
o Set up the classroom desks or tables so that students are sitting in groups of two or three.

INTRODUCTION: (20 minutes)
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GAME INSTRUCTIONS
Divide student into groups of two or three. Each group will receive a set of Occupation Game Cards. It is suggested that you laminate the cards, cut them, and place them in Zip Lock bags so they can be used every year.

Students will be directed to place all cards face down. Distribute the Marginal Tax Bracket Chart.

Students within the group will take turns turning over an Occupation Game Card. Each will write the occupation, taxable income, and income tax percent using the Marginal Tax Bracket Chart provided on each student’s activity sheet (see below). Students will work together to calculate the income tax and lifetime total.

Alternative: you may have student compete against those within their team as another way to play, rather than having one group compete against the other groups in the class. Whatever works best for your students and classroom environment is the best route to take.

The goal is to reach a lifetime total of 100,000 taxable incomes to win. This will require multiple games, or to make it more challenging, raise the Lifetime taxable income goal to 150,000 or 200,000, which will make the game run longer.

Students can create charts on notebook paper for additional games.

Once they reach the lifetime goal, they win that round. Then have them play again.

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Permissions are given to the purchaser to made modifications to the game board using the Word document provided in the zip fie. No other modifications may be made to this document.

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Total Pages
9
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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