The Lowdown — Poverty Trends: What Does It Mean to Be Poor in America?

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Here's a resource that's rich with learning opportunities. Future mathematicians investigate the poverty rate in America over time. They use an interactive to compare the poverty rate during the Great Recession of 2008 to other years, and to determine the years in which the poverty rate was increasing the most.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a social studies teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Be cognizant of any socioeconomic issues classmates might have
  • Learners should be familiar with percent change, rate of change, and slope
Pros

  • Includes student handouts for the activity
  • Provides a solution sheet for instructors
Cons

  • Teacher guide is for a different activity