Description: Students will use integers to explore the dangers of credit cards. Students will "shop" and then learn what happens to your debt when you only make minimum monthly payments.
Common Core Standard: 7.NS.1 (primary), 7.NS.2 (primary), 7.NS.3 (secondary) (and others)
Materials: Internet or catalogs to go “fake shopping”
Student Learning Goals:
(1) Students will be able to recognize when a number should be negative or positive.
(2) Students will be able to add, subtract and multiply using positive and/or negative rational numbers.
(3) Students will be able to solve real-world problems with integers using addition, subtraction, and multiplication.
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