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Understanding the Mathematics of the Fiscal Cliff
What exactly is the fiscal cliff? What are the effects of changing income tax rates and payroll tax rates? Your learners will begin by reading news articles and examining graphs illustrating the "Bush tax cuts" of 2001 and 2003. They will then research federal income tax rates and create a table of income levels, computing and comparing amounts of tax an individual at different levels would have to pay.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Payroll Taxes are Simple, Steady - and in Trouble
Students explore the concept of payroll taxes. In this payroll taxes lesson, students read an article about payroll taxes. Students discuss the purpose of FICA taxes and deductions that are taken from a worker's check. Students calculate the net pay of an average worker.
9th - 12th Math 28 Views 82 Downloads
What is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax's connection to Social Security and Medicare, and what are the differences in how are individuals in the United States are taxed relative to their income? This video provides clear explanations for these questions, using graphs and sample situations to illustrate the main concept.
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
How Is Our Economy Doing?
Students define gross domestic product, real GDP, consumer price index, interest rate, and unemployment rate. They explain how GDP, the consumer price index, industrial production, Treasury interest rates, changes in non-farm payrolls, and the unemployment rate are calculated.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 28 Downloads
Buying New Stuff
Young spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this lesson would be of great value to your learners. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored.
7th - 12th Math 19 Views 67 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, January 6, 2012
Using January 2012 economic data, learners will review changes in employment and unemployment rates in the US. They'll determine which economic factors influenced these changes, and describe the impact unemployment has on various individuals and groups.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 22 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, January, 2012
After reviewing recent unemployment data, learners will determine employment rate changes that have occurred in the past month and year. Background information, statistical data, vocabulary, and resource links are included to make your discussion well-informed and eventful.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, March, 2012
Read all about the various types of unemployment and the United States is are currently at the low-point of an unemployment cycle. Kids examine what economic factors affect the unemployment rate, and what data shows for different US populations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, February 2012
The class is provided with background information and statistical data on US employment rates as of February 2012. They use the data to assess various graphs and answer critical thinking questions about what the data shows. They discuss regional, national, and local data.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, December 2, 2011
Using real economic data, the class discusses changes in the unemployment rate, as seen in December 2011. They analyze the provided data, discuss the included background information, review vocabulary, and write an essay on the relationship between the GDP and the unemployment rate.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
In this working with a partner instructional activity, students observe four job advertisements from a newspaper with missing parts in each ad and communicate verbally to discover the missing sections, and fill in the blanks. Students write 18 short answers.
4th - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 75 Downloads
Money Math: Lessons for Life
Young scholars develop a budget for a college student using all of the influences that the student would have. In this budgeting lesson plan, students use real life examples to create a budget spreadsheet. Young scholars read and study sample spreadsheets and budgets before tackling their own.
11th - Higher Ed Math 31 Views 182 Downloads
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading A Pay Stub
High schoolers complete the included activity sheet related to reading a pay stub and calculating deductions. Once the activity sheet has been checked, students demonstrate their knowledge of the vocabulary associated with the lesson through a flash card drill.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 29 Views 92 Downloads