# Familiarizing progressive tax

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• Price per Classroom\$2.00
• Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
• Topics Taxes
• Duration 20 Minutes
• Auto Scored? Yes
• Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

### Activity Description

In this engaging educational activity, students will delve into the complexities of the federal income tax system. Students will apply their mathematical skills as they calculate the federal income tax obligations of four individuals, each with different income levels. This exercise provides a practical, hands-on experience in understanding how progressive taxation works. Students will use the progressive tax structure below to calculate the taxes.

After the calculation, they will reflect on the benefits of using progressive tax using a writing activity.

### Learning Objective

Students will develop the ability to calculate federal income tax based on different income levels and apply the principles of a progressive tax system.

Through reflection, students will analyze and discuss the benefits and rationale of a progressive tax structure, promoting critical thinking and the ability to evaluate tax policies.

### Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).

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