This The Lowdown — Poverty Trends: What Does It Mean to Be Poor in America? activity & project also includes:
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.
- Team up with a social studies teacher for the lesson
- Be cognizant of any socioeconomic issues classmates might have
- Learners should be familiar with percent change, rate of change, and slope
- Includes student handouts for the activity
- Provides a solution sheet for instructors
- Teacher guide is for a different activity