The Danger of Credit Cards

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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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.


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