My Summer Options

When presented with three job offers, which should you take and why? Scholars analyze the three offers and must decide which offer provides the highest income. Each offer has a different starting salary and commission rate, so the decision is a tough one!

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the amount earned in each scenario with the amount earned if working the same number of hours at minimum wage in your area
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of developing and solving linear equations from a word problem
  • Carefully consider the groupings to ensure success for all
Pros

  • Connects functions and equations to real-life situations
  • Includes notes of what to prepare early and exactly what materials you need
Cons

  • None
Common Core