The Lowdown — How Much Does It Really Cost to Raise a Child?

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That's a lot of money! Using information from 2012, a presentation shows how much it will cost to raise a child to the age of 18. As part of the Math at the Core: Ratios series, an interactive allows classmates to explore the percentages of the different expense categories. The handout guides the exploration of the infographic and requires pupils to solve percent problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare current cost estimates to those on the infographic
Classroom Considerations

  • Each small group needs access to the interactive
  • Individuals should know how to calculate with percents
Pros

  • Includes time suggestions for parts of the activity
  • Contains learning outcomes to gauge understanding
Cons

  • None
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