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New formatting for easier printing! This project allows students to individually research a future profession and walks them through the math to figure out a monthly paycheck. Once there, the students are able to research a home, car, and other necessities all while determining whether or not they will be able to afford them. This is a great project for those in the state of Georgia attempting to fulfill the fifth grade career requirement or anyone wanting to help give their students a small dose of the realities of life. All of the websites are included in a step by step manner with very specific directions. While working on the project, I have found it very helpful to preview each website with the students in order to help them see exactly what the directions are referring to. This usually helps to cut down on some of the questions ahead of time. In addition, a grading rubric is included for the students to create a cohesive poster board displaying their monthly budget sheet, print outs, and other vital pieces of information.
Slides 4-17 are meant to be printed as a packet for each of your students to work from throughout the process.
Standards for math and social studies are also on a separate slide.
The Cost of Growing Up Project
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