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Title: Let's Move to College
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Moving to college is exciting and stressful. Careful planning and budgeting prior to the movein day will help eliminate the stress by preparing the college freshman for their new home away from home. Student awareness of financial aid opportunities provides transition from hometocollege with ease. This contains a financial aid component.
Standard(s): [EDT] ED08 (912) 9: Explain responsibilities of parents in preparing their children to leave home. [CTE] CT6 (912) 4: Explain the importance of taking responsibility for personal financial decisions. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9  12), or Education and Training (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Let's Move to College
Description: Moving to college is exciting and stressful. Careful planning and budgeting prior to the movein day will help eliminate the stress by preparing the college freshman for their new home away from home. Student awareness of financial aid opportunities provides transition from hometocollege with ease. This contains a financial aid component.
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Title: To Market, To Market Learning and Teaching About Investing in Stocks
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This is a technologybased lesson to provide students an opportunity to research and select companies to invest in by 'purchasing' stocks. Students are responsible for tracking and reporting results of investments, as well as creating a beginers' guide to investing in the stock market using available web 2.0 tools.
Standard(s): [FIN] FN3 (912) 5: Demonstrate skills needed to effectively organize and communicate financial information. [T1] ECN (12) 5: Explain the competitive nature of the market system. [TC2] CA2 (912) 12: Use digital tools to publish curriculumrelated content. [TC2] CA2 (912) 13: Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculumrelated content in digital environments. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Finance (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12), or Social Studies (12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: To Market, To Market Learning and Teaching About Investing in Stocks
Description: This is a technologybased lesson to provide students an opportunity to research and select companies to invest in by 'purchasing' stocks. Students are responsible for tracking and reporting results of investments, as well as creating a beginers' guide to investing in the stock market using available web 2.0 tools.
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Title: Teen Parent: Don't Just Let It Happen
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This lesson addresses facts and fiction about teen pregnancy. It is an indepth look into the social and financial challenges of teen parenting. It includes a cost analysis of a baby's first year of life. Be aware the subject of this lesson is sensitive, it includes research and discussions about sex, birth control, and the consequences of teen pregnancy. The lesson has a financial student aid component which allows teens to research opportunities to further their education through grants, scholarships or student loans, and involves filling out the Federal Application for Student Aid.
Standard(s): [ELA] (9) 13: Demonstrate paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing of primary and secondary sources and various methods of note taking. [ELA] (10) 4: Recognize fallacious or illogical thought in essays, editorials, and other informational texts. [EDT] ED04 (912) 5: Explain the social, financial, emotional, and educational challenges of teen pregnancy and parenthood, including the risks to the mother and child. [BMA] BA02 (912) 6: Utilize spreadsheet features, including formulas, functions, sorting, and filtering data, templates, charts, and graphs in creating, editing, and printing workbooks. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [ELA2013] (9) 26: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a selfgenerated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. [W.910.7] [ELA2013] (9) 27: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. [W.910.8] [ELA2013] (9) 28: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.910.9] [ELA2013] (10) 33: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. [SL.910.3]
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9  12), or Education and Training (9  12), or English Language Arts (9  10), or English Language Arts (9  10), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Teen Parent: Don't Just Let It Happen
Description: This lesson addresses facts and fiction about teen pregnancy. It is an indepth look into the social and financial challenges of teen parenting. It includes a cost analysis of a baby's first year of life. Be aware the subject of this lesson is sensitive, it includes research and discussions about sex, birth control, and the consequences of teen pregnancy. The lesson has a financial student aid component which allows teens to research opportunities to further their education through grants, scholarships or student loans, and involves filling out the Federal Application for Student Aid.
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Title: My Future Life: Let's Get Real
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This lesson requires students to select a career and explore the requirements for their potential job. They will work with a reality life situation of married versus single, number of children and challenge events. Students will determine earnings, purchase a home, car and figure monthly living expenses. Students are to create a digital photo presentation to share their future life with classmates. There is a financial aid component embedded in this lesson, also this is a unit of instruction which will take approximately one week for completion.
Standard(s): [CTE] CT6 (912) 4: Explain the importance of taking responsibility for personal financial decisions. [CTE] CT6 (912) 5: Determine factors that affect money management, including career choice, education, skills, and economic conditions. [CTE] CT6 (912) 6: Explain how taxes, government transfer payments, and employee benefits relate to disposable income. [CTE] CT6 (912) 18: Prioritize steps involved in making consumer purchases, including transportation and housing. [CTE] CT6 (912) 20: Explain career options and entrepreneurial opportunities related to the management of personal financial resources. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: My Future Life: Let's Get Real
Description: This lesson requires students to select a career and explore the requirements for their potential job. They will work with a reality life situation of married versus single, number of children and challenge events. Students will determine earnings, purchase a home, car and figure monthly living expenses. Students are to create a digital photo presentation to share their future life with classmates. There is a financial aid component embedded in this lesson, also this is a unit of instruction which will take approximately one week for completion.
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Title: My First Apartment
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This lesson plan is a 2day, technologybased, realworld application that will help students understand the expenses of their living conditions when moving into a new apartment with a roommate. This lesson plan can be used in PreAlgebra, Algebraic Connections, and Business courses.
Students will create an expense portfolio with given occupation and expenses.
Standard(s): [TC2] (68) 5: Use basic features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. [TC2] (68) 11: Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize
information. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Technology Education (6  8)
Title: My First Apartment
Description: This lesson plan is a 2day, technologybased, realworld application that will help students understand the expenses of their living conditions when moving into a new apartment with a roommate. This lesson plan can be used in PreAlgebra, Algebraic Connections, and Business courses.
Students will create an expense portfolio with given occupation and expenses.
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Title: The Game of Life WebQuest
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The Game of Life is a web quest project that is design to get students to think about their career choices. The students will select a career choice, and research information needed to attain a degree in that career. The students will also look at their lives after receiving their degrees to determine how they will budget and manage their day to day living. They will start the project off by learning how to write a check, how to fill out a check register, and fill our a deposit slip. The students will visit Money Instructor,Com at http://www.moneyinstructor.com/checks.asp and How to write a check at http://www.squidoo.com/writeacheck.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: The Game of Life WebQuest
Description: The Game of Life is a web quest project that is design to get students to think about their career choices. The students will select a career choice, and research information needed to attain a degree in that career. The students will also look at their lives after receiving their degrees to determine how they will budget and manage their day to day living. They will start the project off by learning how to write a check, how to fill out a check register, and fill our a deposit slip. The students will visit Money Instructor,Com at http://www.moneyinstructor.com/checks.asp and How to write a check at http://www.squidoo.com/writeacheck.
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Title: FAFSA can be taxing!
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Complete tax forms and use these to complete a FAFSA worksheet. This project contains a financial aid component.
Standard(s): [BMA] BA05 (912) 1: Use technologies needed to perform job functions in the field of accounting. [BMA] BA05 (912) 12: Demonstrate correct procedures for completing federal, state, and local income tax forms. [CTE] CT4 (912) 16: Differentiate among types of employment documents and records. [CTE] CT8 (912) 7: Demonstrate skills needed in managing personal finances, including maintaining personal checking and savings accounts, evaluating available credit sources, and preparing state and federal income tax forms. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9  12), or Career Cluster Electives (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: FAFSA can be taxing!
Description: Complete tax forms and use these to complete a FAFSA worksheet. This project contains a financial aid component.
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Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
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This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decisionmaking about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.
Standard(s): [BMA] BA11 (912) 4: Apply mathematical, statistical, and logical functions to solve problems using spreadsheets. [BMA] BA11 (912) 3: Design spreadsheets for personal and business use. [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 41: Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots). [SID1] [MA2013] ALC (912) 5: Determine approximate rates of change of nonlinear relationships from graphical and numerical data. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 6: Use the extreme value of a given quadratic function to solve applied problems. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] DM1 (912) 9: Determine a minimum project time using algorithms to schedule tasks in order, including critical path analysis, the listprocessing algorithm, and studentcreated algorithms. (Alabama) [MA2013] DM1 (912) 9: Determine a minimum project time using algorithms to schedule tasks in order, including critical path analysis, the listprocessing algorithm, and studentcreated algorithms. (Alabama)
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: What's The Real Cost of That Car?
Description: This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan. A project requiring research, critical thinking and complex decisionmaking about factoring all the costs of purchasing a large ticket item... a car.
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Title: Show Me The Money  Saving and Investing
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Students will learn how to analyze several savings products from various financial institutions. They will also demonstrate the ability to discuss the role of saving and investment products. This a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
Standard(s): [IL] (012) 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively. [IL] (012) 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently. [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1] [MA2013] (7) 22: Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its longrun relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability. [7SP6] [MA2013] (7) 23: Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy. [7SP7] [MA2013] (7) 22: Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its longrun relative frequency, and predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability. [7SP6] [MA2013] (7) 23: Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events. Compare probabilities from a model to observed frequencies; if the agreement is not good, explain possible sources of the discrepancy. [7SP7] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 10: Understand that polynomials form a system analogous to the integers; namely, they are closed under the operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication; add, subtract, and multiply polynomials. [AAPR1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 37: Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions. [FLE1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 46: Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [SID7] [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Information Literacy (K  12), or Mathematics (7  12)
Title: Show Me The Money  Saving and Investing
Description: Students will learn how to analyze several savings products from various financial institutions. They will also demonstrate the ability to discuss the role of saving and investment products. This a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
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Title: Liquidity for Success
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This lesson will input values to calculate financial ratios and intepret the information derived from the calculations. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
Standard(s): [FIN] FN2 (912) 8: Apply analysis ratios to evaluate solvency and earning power. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 6: Use the extreme value of a given quadratic function to solve applied problems. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 3: Use formulas or equations of functions to calculate outcomes of exponential growth or decay. (Alabama)
Subject: Finance (9  12), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Liquidity for Success
Description: This lesson will input values to calculate financial ratios and intepret the information derived from the calculations. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
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Title: Bubble Gum Chemistry
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Students will learn to calculate the percentage composition of various compounds. As an extension they will then devise a similar method to calculate the percentage of sugar in various types of bubble gum.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [S1] CHE (912) 6: Solve stoichiometric problems involving relationships among the number of particles, moles, and masses of reactants and products in a chemical reaction. [S1] CHE (912) 6: Solve stoichiometric problems involving relationships among the number of particles, moles, and masses of reactants and products in a chemical reaction. [MA2013] ALC (912) 5: Determine approximate rates of change of nonlinear relationships from graphical and numerical data. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Science (9  12)
Title: Bubble Gum Chemistry
Description: Students will learn to calculate the percentage composition of various compounds. As an extension they will then devise a similar method to calculate the percentage of sugar in various types of bubble gum.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: Let's Make A Pie
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The students will survey their classmates and construct circle graphs to display their results. Students will produce circle graphs using a compass and protractor, and then with an interactive computer program.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] (7) 20: Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. [7SP4]
Subject: Mathematics (7  12)
Title: Let's Make A Pie
Description: The students will survey their classmates and construct circle graphs to display their results. Students will produce circle graphs using a compass and protractor, and then with an interactive computer program.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: ABC's Of Banking
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This lesson is a practical handson approach to banking services. The students will be able to integrate banking knowledge with practical personal applications. Students will investigate factors that influence banking services. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: ABC's Of Banking
Description: This lesson is a practical handson approach to banking services. The students will be able to integrate banking knowledge with practical personal applications. Students will investigate factors that influence banking services. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: Discovering Earth's History
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This lesson introduces the basic principles that are used to interpret geologic time. It associates the relationships between the rock record and historical events that created the landforms on our planet. It explains how the rock record can be interpreted by geologists.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] AQU (912) 6: Describe adaptations that allow organisms to exist in specific aquatic environments. [S1] CHE (912) 3: Use the periodic table to identify periodic trends, including atomic radii, ionization energy, electronegativity, and energy levels. [S1] CHE (912) 8: Distinguish among endothermic and exothermic physical and chemical changes. [S1] CHE (912) 9: Distinguish between chemical and nuclear reactions. [S1] E&S (912) 7: Explain techniques for determining the age and composition of Earth and the universe. [S1] E&S (912) 10: Identify scientists and their findings relative to Earth and space, including Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein. [S1] ENV (912) 4: Identify the impact of pollutants on the atmosphere. [S1] ENV (912) 7: Identify reasons coastal waters serve as an important resource. [S1] FOR (912) 2: Explain ways to collect and preserve evidence from a crime scene. [S1] FOR (912) 6: Describe the decomposition process. [S1] FOR (912) 7: Identify the importance of skeletal remains in forensics. [S1] GEL (912) 2: Relate the concept of equilibrium to geological processes, including plate tectonics and stream flow. [S1] GEL (912) 3: Explain natural phenomena that shape the surface of Earth, including rock cycles, plate motions and interactions, erosion and deposition, volcanism, earthquakes, weathering, and tides. [S1] GEL (912) 4: Describe the topography of the sea floor and the continents. [S1] GEL (912) 6: Explain the concept of geological time within the framework of the geologic time scale. [S1] GEL (912) 7: Describe processes of rock formation. [S1] GEL (912) 11: Identify mass movements, including topples, slides, spreads, and flows. [S1] GEL (912) 15: Identify geological regions in Alabama and the southeastern United States. [S1] MAR (912) 1: Select appropriate equipment for scientific field investigations in marine environments. [S1] MAR (912) 3: Describe physical characteristics of oceans, including topography of the ocean floor, plate tectonics, wave motion, depth, and pressure. [S1] MAR (912) 6: Describe components of major marine ecosystems, including estuaries, coral reefs, benthic communities, and openocean communities. [S1] PHS (912) 1: Recognize periodic trends of elements, including the number of valence electrons, atomic size, and reactivity. [S1] PHS (912) 5: Describe physical and chemical changes in terms of endothermic and exothermic processes. [S1] PHS (912) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time. [S1] PHS (912) 8: Relate the law of conservation of energy to transformations of potential energy, kinetic energy, and thermal energy. [S1] PHS (912) 10: Explain the relationship between electricity and magnetism. [S1] PHS (912) 11: Describe the nuclear composition of unstable isotopes and the resulting changes to their nuclear composition. [MA2013] ALC (912) 3: Use formulas or equations of functions to calculate outcomes of exponential growth or decay. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 9: Analyze aesthetics of physical models for line symmetry, rotational symmetry, or the golden ratio. (Alabama) [MA2013] AL1 (912) 41: Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots). [SID1]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Science (9  12)
Title: Discovering Earth's History
Description: This lesson introduces the basic principles that are used to interpret geologic time. It associates the relationships between the rock record and historical events that created the landforms on our planet. It explains how the rock record can be interpreted by geologists.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: I know what you did last summer: A data graphing project.
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This 'first day of class' lesson is designed to assist the teacher in establishing a 'community of learners' where both girls and boys learn to communicate mathematically. The lesson culminates with students presenting a graphical representation of their summer activities (or winter break) via a poster presentation.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 41: Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots). [SID1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 43: Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). [SID3] [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: I know what you did last summer: A data graphing project.
Description: This 'first day of class' lesson is designed to assist the teacher in establishing a 'community of learners' where both girls and boys learn to communicate mathematically. The lesson culminates with students presenting a graphical representation of their summer activities (or winter break) via a poster presentation.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
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Title: Creating a Water Tank  Part II "Selling the Tank"
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Working in groups of 45 students will take the information,pictures and 3D model of the water tank they assembled in Part I of Creating a Water Tank and develop a web page and a video presentation. The web page will be a tool to advertise their water tank construction company and must include hyperlinks and digital pictures. The video presentation will be a "sales pitch" to a city council. The web page and video will be scored using a rubric. The web page and video must include the surface area, volume and cost of construction.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (912) 12: Use digital tools to publish curriculumrelated content. [TC2] CA2 (912) 9: Practice ethical and legal use of technology systems and digital content. [MA2013] (7) 11: Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale. [7G1] [MA2013] (7) 12: Draw (freehand, with ruler and protractor, and with technology) geometric shapes with given conditions. Focus on constructing triangles from three measures of angles or sides, noticing when the conditions determine a unique triangle, more than one triangle, or no triangle. [7G2] [MA2013] (7) 13: Describe the twodimensional figures that result from slicing threedimensional figures, as in plane sections of right rectangular prisms and right rectangular pyramids. [7G3] [MA2013] (7) 16: Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of two and threedimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. [7G6] [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 10: Critique measurements in terms of precision, accuracy, and approximate error. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 11: Use ratios of perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar figures to solve applied problems. (Alabama) [MA2013] GEO (912) 36: Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.* [GGMD3] [MA2013] GEO (912) 37: Determine the relationship between surface areas of similar figures and volumes of similar figures. (Alabama) [MA2013] GEO (912) 39: Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).* [GMG1] [MA2013] GEO (912) 41: Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost, working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).* [GMG3]
Subject: Mathematics (7  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: Creating a Water Tank  Part II "Selling the Tank"
Description: Working in groups of 45 students will take the information,pictures and 3D model of the water tank they assembled in Part I of Creating a Water Tank and develop a web page and a video presentation. The web page will be a tool to advertise their water tank construction company and must include hyperlinks and digital pictures. The video presentation will be a "sales pitch" to a city council. The web page and video will be scored using a rubric. The web page and video must include the surface area, volume and cost of construction.
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Title: Creating a Payroll Spreadsheet
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Spreadsheet software allows you to calculate numbers arranged in rows and columns for specific financial tasks. This activity allows students to create an "Employee Work/Pay Schedule" spreadsheet to reinforce spreadsheet skills. Students will practice spreadsheet skills by entering data, creating formulas, and using formatting commands.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] AL1 (912) 45: Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related. [SID6] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 28: For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.* [FIF4] [MA2013] ALC (912) 1: Create algebraic models for applicationbased problems by developing and solving equations and inequalities, including those involving direct, inverse, and joint variation. (Alabama) [MA2013] AL1 (912) 34: Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.* [FBF1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 12: Create equations and inequalities in one variable, and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] [TC2] CA2 (912) 5: Utilize advanced features of spreadsheet software, including creating charts and graphs,
sorting and filtering data, creating formulas, and applying functions.
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: Creating a Payroll Spreadsheet
Description: Spreadsheet software allows you to calculate numbers arranged in rows and columns for specific financial tasks. This activity allows students to create an "Employee Work/Pay Schedule" spreadsheet to reinforce spreadsheet skills. Students will practice spreadsheet skills by entering data, creating formulas, and using formatting commands.
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Title: Money Matters: Where Does It Go?
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In this project students will utilize math and reasoning skills to develop a personal budget. By weighing their expenses as "wants" vs. "needs," students will develop management skills and learn the importance of getting the most out of the money they earn.
Standard(s): [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Money Matters: Where Does It Go?
Description: In this project students will utilize math and reasoning skills to develop a personal budget. By weighing their expenses as "wants" vs. "needs," students will develop management skills and learn the importance of getting the most out of the money they earn.
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Title: Rags to Riches or Riches to Rags?
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In this lesson students will apply the interest formulas to make the best investment decision for our fictional character Algebrea Calculique. The students will be provided with a story explaining the situation that Algebrea faces and the investment choices that she has. To present their findings and conclusion, the students will write an expository essay. This lesson integrates mathematics into the writing process.
Standard(s): [ELA2013] (9) 21: Write informative or explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. [W.910.2] [MA2013] ALT (912) 20: Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] [MA2013] ALT (912) 12: Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.* [ASSE1] [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 3: Use formulas or equations of functions to calculate outcomes of exponential growth or decay. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 1: Create algebraic models for applicationbased problems by developing and solving equations and inequalities, including those involving direct, inverse, and joint variation. (Alabama) [MA2013] AL2 (912) 20: Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 12: Create equations and inequalities in one variable, and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. [ACED1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 7: Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.* [ASSE1] [ELA2013] (10) 22: Write informative or explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. [W.910.2] [ELA] (9) 7: Write in narrative, expository, and persuasive modes using figurative language and imagery, including simile and metaphor, when effective and appropriate. [ELA] (10) 7: Write in persuasive, expository, and narrative modes using an abbreviated writing process in timed and untimed situations.
Subject: English Language Arts (9  10), or English Language Arts (9  10), or Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Rags to Riches or Riches to Rags?
Description: In this lesson students will apply the interest formulas to make the best investment decision for our fictional character Algebrea Calculique. The students will be provided with a story explaining the situation that Algebrea faces and the investment choices that she has. To present their findings and conclusion, the students will write an expository essay. This lesson integrates mathematics into the writing process.
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Title: Spreadsheets and Budgets
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This activity allows students to use realworld data to create a spreadsheet budget. This project is designed to be the culmination of a spreadsheet unit.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (912) 5: Utilize advanced features of spreadsheet software, including creating charts and graphs,
sorting and filtering data, creating formulas, and applying functions. [TC2] CA2 (912) 11: Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance. [TC2] CA2 (912) 14: Use digital tools to defend solutions to authentic problems. [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics (9  12), or Technology Education (9  12)
Title: Spreadsheets and Budgets
Description: This activity allows students to use realworld data to create a spreadsheet budget. This project is designed to be the culmination of a spreadsheet unit.
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Title: Exploring Linear Data
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In this lesson, from Illuminations, students model linear data in a variety of settings. Students can work alone or in small groups to construct scatterplots, interpret data points and trends, and investigate the notion of line of best fit.
Standard(s): [S1] (8) 1: Identify steps within the scientific process. [MA2013] (8) 7: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. [8EE5] [MA2013] (8) 12: Compare properties of two functions, each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions). [8F2] [MA2013] (8) 13: Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. [8F3] [MA2013] (8) 14: Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x,y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of linear function in terms of the situation it models and in terms of its graph or a table of values. [8F4] [MA2013] (8) 15: Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally. [8F5] [MA2013] (8) 25: Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association. [8SP1] [MA2013] (8) 26: Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line. [8SP2] [MA2013] (8) 27: Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. [8SP3] [MA2013] (8) 28: Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a twoway table. Construct and interpret a twoway table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. [8SP4] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 13: Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. [ACED2] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 14: Represent constraints by equations or inequalities, and by systems of equations and/or inequalities and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context. [ACED3] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 28: For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. Key features include intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity.* [FIF4] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 29: Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.* [FIF5] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 30: Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.* [FIF6] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 31: Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.* [FIF7] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 34: Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.* [FBF1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 37: Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions. [FLE1] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 40: Interpret the parameters in a linear or exponential function in terms of a context. [FLE5] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 46: Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [SID7] [MA2013] PRE (912) 42: Compute (using technology) and interpret the correlation coefficient of a linear fit. [SID8] [MA2013] ALC (912) 1: Create algebraic models for applicationbased problems by developing and solving equations and inequalities, including those involving direct, inverse, and joint variation. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 12: Create a model of a set of data by estimating the equation of a curve of best fit from tables of values or scatter plots. (Alabama) [MA2013] AL2 (912) 21: Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. [ACED2] [MA2013] AL2 (912) 29: Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.* [FIF5] [MA2013] ALT (912) 21: Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. [ACED2] [MA2013] PRE (912) 16: For a function that models a relationship between two quantities, interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities, and sketch graphs showing key features given a verbal description of the relationship. (Key features include intercepts; intervals where the function is increasing, decreasing, positive, or negative; relative maximums and minimums; symmetries; end behavior; and periodicity. Determine odd, even, neither.)* [FIF4] (Alabama) [MA2013] ALT (912) 29: Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.* [FIF5] [MA2013] PRE (912) 17: Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.* [FIF6] [MA2013] ALT (912) 33: Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.* [FBF1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Exploring Linear Data
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students model linear data in a variety of settings. Students can work alone or in small groups to construct scatterplots, interpret data points and trends, and investigate the notion of line of best fit. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Hospital Problem
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This reproducible transparency, from an Illuminations lesson, describes an activity in which students must plan where to build a new hospital so that it can serve the needs of three cities.
Standard(s): [MA2013] GEO (912) 41: Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost, working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).* [GMG3] [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics Title: Hospital Problem
Description: This reproducible transparency, from an Illuminations lesson, describes an activity in which students must plan where to build a new hospital so that it can serve the needs of three cities. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
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Title: Predicting Your Financial Future
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In this Illuminations lesson, students use their knowledge of exponents to compute an investment s worth using a formula and a compound interest simulator. Students also use the simulator to analyze credit card payments and debt.
Standard(s): [MA2013] AL1 (912) 9: Choose and produce an equivalent form of an expression to reveal and explain properties of the quantity represented by the expression.* [ASSE3] [MA2013] AL1 (912) 30: Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.* [FIF6] [MA2013] ALC (912) 3: Use formulas or equations of functions to calculate outcomes of exponential growth or decay. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 5: Determine approximate rates of change of nonlinear relationships from graphical and numerical data. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics Title: Predicting Your Financial Future
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students use their knowledge of exponents to compute an investment s worth using a formula and a compound interest simulator. Students also use the simulator to analyze credit card payments and debt. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
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Title: Soda Cans
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This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students through a simulation in which they try different arrangements to make the most efficient use of space and thus pack the most soda cans into a rectangular packing box.
Standard(s): [MA2013] GEO (912) 1: Know precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line, and line segment based on the undefined notions of point, line, distance along a line, and distance around a circular arc. [GCO1] [MA2013] GEO (912) 12: Make formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods such as compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding, and dynamic geometric software. Constructions include copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment; bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line. [GCO12] [MA2013] GEO (912) 24: Prove that all circles are similar. [GC1] [MA2013] GEO (912) 25: Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords. Include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle. [GC2] [MA2013] GEO (912) 27: (+) Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle. [GC4] [MA2013] GEO (912) 28: Derive, using similarity, the fact that the length of the arc intercepted by an angle is proportional to the radius, and define the radian measure of the angle as the constant of proportionality; derive the formula for the area of a sector. [GC5] [MA2013] GEO (912) 36: Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.* [GGMD3] [MA2013] GEO (912) 38: Identify the shapes of twodimensional crosssections of threedimensional objects, and identify threedimensional objects generated by rotations of twodimensional objects. [GGMD4] [MA2013] GEO (912) 39: Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).* [GMG1] [MA2013] GEO (912) 41: Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost, working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).* [GMG3] [MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 9: Analyze aesthetics of physical models for line symmetry, rotational symmetry, or the golden ratio. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 10: Critique measurements in terms of precision, accuracy, and approximate error. (Alabama) [MA2013] ALC (912) 11: Use ratios of perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar figures to solve applied problems. (Alabama)
Subject: Mathematics Title: Soda Cans
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students through a simulation in which they try different arrangements to make the most efficient use of space and thus pack the most soda cans into a rectangular packing box. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 9,10,11,12
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Title: Buying My New Wheels
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iPad App Numbers & SAS Curriculum Pathways Web Address URL:
http://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/Launch?id=214&bhcp=1 Standard(s):
[MA2013] ALC (912) 7: Use analytical, numerical, and graphical methods to make financial and economic decisions, including those involving banking and investments, insurance, personal budgets, credit purchases, recreation, and deceptive and fraudulent pricing and advertising. (Alabama) Digital Tool Description: Numbers is an iPad app similar to excel that encompasses they use of spreadsheets, charts, and graphics to analyze data. Students are able to input data and analyze the results at the tip of their fingers by creating a spreadsheat. They also can create a form that inputs all of the data into the spreadsheet
Title: Buying My New Wheels Digital Tool: iPad App Numbers & SAS Curriculum Pathways Digital Tool Description: Numbers is an iPad app similar to excel that encompasses they use of spreadsheets, charts, and graphics to analyze data. Students are able to input data and analyze the results at the tip of their fingers by creating a spreadsheat. They also can create a form that inputs all of the data into the spreadsheet

