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Finance - Grade 12 - Week One

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 High School

Finance

Week 1 March 30-April 3

Math Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • calculate how much they can afford to pay for housing using the 30% rule
  • calculate the total move-in costs for a rental property

Instructional Videos

 

How to find % of a number

YouTube Video #1

YouTube Video #2

 

Monthly Housing Costs

YouTube Video #3

YouTube Video #4

 

IXL

 

(7th gr) L.5 – Percents of numbers and money amounts

(7th gr) L.6 – Percents of numbers: word problems

Explanation Websites

 

­CNBC – Here’s how much of your income you should be spending on housing

Activities/Projects/Extensions

 

Interview members of your family about their first rentals.  Ask how much they paid, who they lived with, and how much money they were making at the time.  Determine what percent of their income they were spending.  Create either a physical poster or a virtual one that communicates the data you collected and what you learned from these interviews.

 

Independent Practice

 

Calculate the percent of a number. (Answers included on 2nd page)

 

Practice calculating Move-In costs (Answers are not included)

 

Find a place to rent using online resources, use this sheet to help guide you through the process.

 

Self-Check/Formative Assessment

 

If you earn $36,000 per year, what is the most you should budget each month rent and utilities?

 

An apartment rents for $500 a month and requires 1st & last months rent, a $600 security deposit and $75 application fee. What is the move-in cost?

Key Vocabulary / Formulas/ Things to Remember

Landlord: a person who owns a property that they rent to others.

Tenant: a person who occupies land or property that is rented from someone else.

Security Deposit: an amount of money that a renter pays when beginning to rent property (such as an apartment) and that can be used to pay for any damage that the renter causes to the property.

Move-In Costs: all the fees and deposits you have to pay in order to move into a new rental.  May include a pet deposit, application fees, first month’s rent, last month’s rent, security deposit, etc.

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