Investments—Performing Operations with Rational Numbers

Partners fill out a register to record transactions on a college investment account. They use the amounts listed to calculate the running and current balance of the account, providing experience in adding and subtracting rational numbers. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a CPA to visit the class to talk about the importance of using a register
  • Have individuals create a register and find gains or losses for their personal bank accounts
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires knowledge on how to calculate percentages
  • 21st segment in a series of 25
Pros

  • Includes anticipated class responses to discussion questions
  • The worksheet contains a blank register for students to use for the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core