Students warm-up as a group with an introduction to the interest formula and learn to solve it for a given variable using word problems related to finance. As their vocabulary and reasoning skills develop, they apply this formula to the investigation of purchasing their first car. 2013, Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year, Elaine Hutchison, took her middle school students on this journey and shared her advice for implementing this lesson in your classroom.
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