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Each Citizen Math lesson is designed to be taught over two days and fits seamlessly into your core curriculum

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Payday

Why do different jobs pay so differently?

Grade 6
Ratios & Unit Rates
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Spin City

What’s the best way to play roulette?

Algebra 1
Probability (Beg.)
This complex task is best as a culminating unit activity after students have developed formal knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Canalysis

What’s the ideal size of a soda can?

Algebra 2
Rational Functions
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Datelines

How much does age matter in a relationship?

Algebra 1
Solving Linear Systems
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Grading Scales of Justice

How should students be graded?

Grade 7
Percents & Proportions
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

My Fellow Americans

Is simpler always better?

Grade 6
Equations & Expressions
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

See You Ladder

How high can ladders safely reach?

Grade 8
Squares, Roots, Irrationals
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Domino Effect

How much is Domino’s really charging for pizza?

Grade 8
Writing Linear Equations
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Square Dancing

What secrets are hidden in squares?

Grade 8
Squares, Roots, Irrationals
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Prescripted

How should pharmaceutical companies decide which drugs to develop?

Algebra 1
Parabolas & Quadratics
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Wiibates

How much should Nintendo charge for a video game console?

Algebra 1
Parabolas & Quadratics
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

XBOX Xponential

How have video game consoles changed over time?

Algebra 2
Exponential Functions (Adv.)
This complex task is best as a culminating unit activity after students have developed formal knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Blindsided

What's the best way to position a car's mirrors?

Expressions & Equations
This complex task is best as a culminating unit activity after students have developed formal knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Coupon Clipping

Are coupons always a good deal?

Grade 7
Percents & Proportions
This complex task is best as a culminating unit activity after students have developed formal knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Scalped

Why do concert tickets cost so much?

Grade 6
Percents
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.