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Adding/Subtracting Integers in the Real World

-To understand how integers are applicable in real-world settings.
Vocabulary: income, gross income, net income, profit, loss, exPacing: National Standards State Standards


7.N.12, 7.N.13

pense, debt, cash flow 40minutes

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1. Do Now (5 minutes)
What does the word income mean? Explain in your own words.

2. Activity: Cash Flow tables (20 minutes)

Discuss do now and what is meant by income. Complete the following example as a class: Ms. Spinosa has started a business baking cookies. She makes money by selling the cookies, but does she make a profit right away? What else needs to be considered? Lead class in a discussion about expenses, debts, etc.

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Cash flow table - helps keep track of finances Show example of cash flow table for cookie baking example. Discuss gross income vs. net income. gross income - how much was earned in the first month of business? This does NOT account for any expenses paid. net income - how much was earned in the first month of business after expenses have been subtracted

After completing the cookie baking example show another example of a small business in which the students will calculate net and gross income. Discuss will happen after the first day/month of business. Will there be fewer expenses? What will be different?

3. Cash Flow Task Introduction (15 minutes)

Pass out task sheet/rubric explaining the cash flow task the students will be working on. Allow time to brainstorm/begin a rough draft of their cash flow table.

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4. Homework
Complete a rough draft of your cash flow table. Allow 3-5 days for completion of the project.

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