Simple Interest is a real world learning task. This Math activity requires students to read advertisements (paper or online) and choose the car/truck of their dreams. Students then examine how varying interest rates and time affect the overall cost of the loan. Each chart is accompanied with a guided thinking question sheet that helps with student reflection. The key to this project is that students get to choose what they are going to buy; they love to car/truck shop!
Included in this package are: step-by-step teacher directions, online video suggestions for this topic, graphic organizers, student reflection questions, student samples and an answer key for the reflection questions.