Buying a Car

Future car owners use geometric sums to calculate payments for a car loan in the 31st installment of a 35-part module. These same concepts provide the basis for calculating annuity payments.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research prices of cars
  • Show learners how to use a spreadsheet program to calculate payments
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson relies heavily on knowledge and skills from the previous lesson
Pros

  • Teacher guide includes scaffolding tips
  • Pupils will appreciate the practical nature of the lesson
Cons

  • None