Students always ask, "Do I REALLY need to know this?" or "Why do I have to do/know this?" "Will I ever use this again?" YES! With this project you can show students that math is all around them while assessing common core standards and allowing students the freedom of choice.
The project has four main parts: Research, Predictions followed by research, budgeting, and the project itself.
Students will choose a dream career and research the salary, education, expenses (mortgage, gas, car, electric), and compile it into one project of their choice (ppt, prezi, powtoon, scrapbook, or report) and include graphs of percent of income used and other key information like where does my job use math.
This includes fractions, percents, decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, graphs/charts, research, and so much more!