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Americans Average Monthly Expenses

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  • Price per ClassroomFREE
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Budgeting
  • Duration 15 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

Activity Description

Students will read a graph showing the average monthly expenses of Americans and answer the review questions. Students will try to fit the expenses due to a car accident (an unforeseen incident) by adjusting the discretionary expenses.

The learning objective is to understand the monthly budget of Americans, analyze graphs, calculate percentages, and finally understand the difference between discretionary and non-discretionary expenses.

Learning Objective

The learning objective is to understand the monthly budget of Americans, analyze graphs, calculate percentages, and finally to understand the difference between discretionary and non-discretionary expenses.

Teacher Tips

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  • PriceFREE
  • Grade Levels 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Topics Budgeting
  • Duration 15 Minutes
  • Auto Scored? Yes
  • Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

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