Buying a Home: Mortgage Decisions

High schoolers don't think they need to know about mortgages, but with college and renting soon approaching, fiscal responsibility is necessary. Pupils learn the vocabulary of a mortgage and calculate different home values to determine what is affordable. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a related math lesson with interest rates
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson requires the use of chart paper and markers, different posters, as well as the included handouts
Pros

  • Explains the necessities of home buying versus just having them calculate numbers
  • The discussion questions are written out
Cons

  • None