Medical Insurance

Design a plan for finding the best health insurance for your money. Learners compare two health plans by writing and graphing piecewise functions representing the plan rules. Using Excel software, they create a technical report explaining the medical costs that create an equal expense for both plans. As a project-based learning assignment, the activity incorporates multiple concepts and has roots in real-life context. This is the first in a series of three lesson tied to medical insurance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Personalize the activity by having individuals bring in insurance information from home to analyze
  • Use the technology assignments throughout the unit in preparation for the final project
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure your pupils are familiar with Excel software
  • Provides teacher resources to aid in planning
  • Makes a sample project available through email
  • None
Common Core