Sunday, March 08, 2020

They Said Yes! (If You Help Pay For It!)

Congratulations, your presentation worked and your parents are excited to go to Denmark! You have won them over using your excellent sharing skills, but there is one problem, the cost.

Your parents have decided that you need to help contribute to the price of the trip, after all it was your idea. So, what are you going to do to raise the money? Now that you found out everyone in seventh grade is going to go as well, how will you split up the jobs so that everyone can raise the money needed? How will you track the amount of money you raise and how much money will you need to raise each month?

As you can see, there are a lot of questions to answer, I guess we need to work together in class to come up with some solutions that will solve these problems and get everyone ready for the vacation of a lifetime! 

Essential Question:
  • How can we collectively raise enough money to satisfy our parents while not over-saturating the community with everyone wanting to raise money the same way?

  • How many of you have jobs? 
  • How much do they pay weekly?

Explore: Class Discussion:  Students will use the Think/Pair/Share model
  • Worksheet
  • What kinds of jobs are there for kids your age?
  • What are other ways you can raise money?
  • How much money needs to be raised?
  • How long do you have to raise the money?
  • How can you track the money you raise to see if you will make enough?
  • Can you all do the same job to raise money?
  • How many students can do each of the jobs identified without oversaturating the market?
  • How will you decide who gets to choose which job?
Engineer: Students will create a model showing how much they must earn weekly.
  • Students will create a model showing expenses weekly.
  • Students will create a model to show how much money after expenses they will need to raise weekly.
  • Students will work in groups based upon jobs where they will work together to find solutions to the Explain questions.

  • Worksheet
  • Why did you choose this group?
  • What will be your expenses?
  • How much money will you have to raise each week after expenses?
  • How will you keep track of your expenses and income?
  •  How will you divide up the work? 
  • How did you decide how you divided up the work?

  • The students will present their answers to the Explain questions as a small group to the whole class.

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