This is a packet that walks the students through my webquest found on www.mathbudget.weebly.com.
In this webquest, students will budget their lives for a month. They will use the links to:
Pick a job (research the amount of schooling needed), then figure yearly salary and monthly paycheck.
Pick out where they live, as well as their car, and pay the monthly bills.
Decide on a cellphone plan, pay the monthly bill.
Pay for groceries. (This part can take awhile. I usually just talk to my students about the cost of groceries and have them deduct around $200 for the month.)
Decide on tv/internet/landline plans, pay the monthly bill.
Pay for home and car insurance.
Pick activities for entertainment, and pay the given amounts.
This packet will allow the students to record all the information they gathered during the webquest.
Students will also be asked to reflect on the project and write about what they learned. At the end, students create a powerpoint to "brag" about their life in 10 years.
This is always a favorite and memorable prioject! The packet also includes a rubric.