This folder contains a series of activities that allow students to plan a budget for owning a car, while exhibiting their mathematical skills and applying the mathematical practice standards. The sections specifically focus on choosing, accessorizing, and pricing the vehicle, calculating and analyzing loan payments, fuel repair & maintenance costs, insurance & registration, and a conclusion. Notes regarding insurance and an exit activity are also included. By downloading you will also have access to an introduction to the activity, introduction questions, and questions and problems regarding loan payments & registration. This project can be modified to last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on your objectives.
About my Products: While the PARCC assesses many of the mathematical practice standards, I aim to create many problems that require students to apply the skills outlined in the performance level descriptors. I believe that the more students are exposed to such types of problems, the more likely they are to succeed on the PARCC, and hence the more likely they are to be prepared for college and careers. If you happen to have any questions or concerns regarding anything your purchase (or download for free), please do not hesitate to contact me! Have a wonderful school year! :)