Unit Rate Real-Life Math Project (Part 1) | Summer Job Offer Math

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In this print-and-go unit rate project, students explore the real-life application of math for job offers, by helping Mike Mason pick his summer job!

Everything you need is included, and requires minimal prep!

NOTE: This is a more introductory version of: Level 2: Which Job Offer Should I Take? — Unit Rate Real World Math Project.

How can I use it?

Here's one way you can use it in your classroom:

  1. Introduce students to Mike. Use the scenario page to introduce students to Mike Mason, a high school student who received 3 summer employment offers from different companies with different salary options.
  2. Work alone or together, print or digital. Then, give students the offer letters from all 3 companies. Students can work in groups or individually to apply unit rate to solve the big question of which offer Mike should take to earn enough money to afford a mountain bike.
  3. Check the answers. You can walk through the answers with students, or pass out a copy of the included answer key for students to check!

What's included?

  • 1 instruction page
  • 4 scenario pages (goals + job offers)
  • 2 problem pages
  • 2 answer key pages
  • 1 cover page

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”
Understand the concept of a unit rate 𝘢/𝘣 associated with a ratio 𝘢:𝘣 with 𝘣 ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed. For example, if it took 7 hours to mow 4 lawns, then at that rate, how many lawns could be mowed in 35 hours? At what rate were lawns being mowed?
Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units. For example, if a person walks 1/2 mile in each 1/4 hour, compute the unit rate as the complex fraction ½/¼ miles per hour, equivalently 2 miles per hour.


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