Problem Solving

WEEK OF MAY 29 - JUNE 1

posted May 28, 2012, 6:46 PM by Michele Farkas

TOPIC:  REVIEW FOR EXAM
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NO SCHOOL

TUESDAY:
CHECK IN HW
MAKING BURRITOS
HAND OUT REVIEW SHEETS

WEDNESDAY:
CAREERS
STUDY FOR EXAM

THURSDAY:
STUDY FOR EXAM
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
BRING IN BURRITO INGREDIENTS
EXERCISE 17.1

DUE WEDNESDAY:
WORK ON REVIEW SHEET


DUE THURSDAY:
STUDY FOR EXAM


DUE MONDAY:
STUDY FOR EXAM

EXAM IS TUESDAY, JUNE 5
SECOND EXAM

WEEK OF MAY 21 - 25

posted May 20, 2012, 8:11 PM by Michele Farkas

TOPIC:  LOANS AND PAYMENTS
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
BUYING A HOME
USING TVM SOLVER ON CALC

TUESDAY:
FIND A MORTGAGE CALCULATOR
RESEARCH MORTGAGE RATES
CHANGING VALUES IN MORTGAGES AND
  RECALCULATING
MORTGAGE GAME

WEDNESDAY:
CALCULATING A CAR PAYMENT
CAREERS

THURSDAY:
NO CLASS
STEWARDSHIP DAY
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
COMPLETE EXERCISE 16.1



DUE WEDNESDAY:
SHOP FOR A HOME
CALCULATE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FOR
  3 DIFFERENT RATES



DUE TUESDAY:
EXERCISE 17.1

WEEK OF MAY 14 TO MAY 18

posted May 14, 2012, 3:05 AM by Michele Farkas

TOPIC:  TAXES
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
GO OVER 1040A FOR MONICA LINDO
CAREERS

TUESDAY:
EDUCATION CREDIT
AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY CREDIT
JON STILLMAN - SIMULATION 10A
JUSDY HOOD - SIMULATION 10B

WEDNESDAY:
EARNED INCOME CREDIT

THURSDAY:
TEST ON 1040A

HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
COMPLETE 1040A FOR JACOB HASTINGS



DUE WEDNESDAY:
COMPLETE 1040A FOR BELINDA RUSSELL




DUE THURSDAY:
APRIL BEACH 1040A
STUDY FOR TEST ON 1040A

DUE MONDAY:
TO BE ANNOUNCED

WEEK OF MAY 7 - 11

posted May 6, 2012, 6:40 PM by Michele Farkas   [ updated May 8, 2012, 12:08 PM ]

TOPIC:  TAXES
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
QUIZ ON TAX MODULES 1 - 7
CLAIMING CHILD TAX CREDIT
TAX CREDIT FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERLY
EDUCATION CREDITS
MODULES 8 -10

TUESDAY:
CHILDCARE, EDUCATION, EARNED INCOME CREDIT
LOOK AT 1040A  FORMS
MODULES 11-13
SIMULATIONS 6, 7A, 7B

WEDNESDAY:
WORK ON COMPLETING MODULES AND SIMULATIONS

THURSDAY:
QUIZ ON 1040 EZ
SIMULATION 8, 9 , 10A, 11A
CHILD TAX CREDIT
EDUCATION CREDIT
EARNED INCOME CREDIT
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
COMPLETE MODULES 8 - 10
SIMULATION 5 & 6




DUE WEDNESDAY:
MORE 1040EZ PROBLEMS
JOHN E DAVIS AND RANDY DAVIS

COMPLETE SIMULATIONS 6, 7A, 7B ON THE
UNDERSTANDING TAXES WEBSITE




DUE THURSDAY:
SIMULATIONS 8 - 11B
QUIZ ON 1040 EZ AND W4 FORMS

DUE MONDAY:
1040A FOR MONICA LINDO

WEEK OF APRIL 30 - MAY 4

posted Apr 29, 2012, 6:40 PM by Michele Farkas

TOPIC:  TAXES
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
DISCUSS TAX PACKET
  W2, INTEREST INCOME
LUNCH PLANNING

TUESDAY:
MAKE LUNCH
CAREERS?

WEDNESDAY:
STANDARD DEDUCTION
COMPLETE ASSESSMENTS:  MODULE 2, MODULE 4
COMPLETING A 1040 EZ FORM
HANDOUT BOOKLET

THURSDAY:
COMPLETING A 1040EZ BY HAND
TAX QUIZ ON MODULES 1-6
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
BRING IN INGREDIENTS FOR BURRITOS
COMPLETE TAX TUTORIALS ON
  MODULES #1-3
http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/student/tax_tutorials.jsp

DUE WEDNESDAY:
COMPLETE TAX TUTORIALS
  MODULES #4-7

DUE THURSDAY:
COMPLETE SIMULATIONS 3, 4ABC




DUE MONDAY:
1040 EZ TAX PROBLEMS

WEEK OF APRIL 23 -27

posted Apr 22, 2012, 7:12 PM by Michele Farkas

TOPIC:  UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAYCHECK/ TAXES
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
HANDOUT UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAYCHECK PACKET
READ FIRST 3 PAGES TOGETHER

TUESDAY:
LOOK AT PAY STUBS 1 + 2
CAREERS

WEDNESDAY:
WORK ON NOTE TAKING GUIDE TOGETHER
BEGIN DISCUSSION OF TAXES
TAKE NOTES

THURSDAY:
PAYCHECKS TEST
LOOK AT UNDERSTANDING TAXES WEBSITE
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
COMPLETE PAYCHECKS WORKSHEET
PG. 12 + 13


DUE WEDNESDAY:
REVIEWING PAYCHECKS WORKSHEET


DUE THURSDAY:
STUDY FOR PAYCHECKS TEST
PAYCHECKS CROSSWORD

DUE MONDAY:
USE THE SITE:
http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/student/activities.jsp
COMPLETE THEME 6 - LESSON 2
YOUR FIRST JOB
DO ALL 3 ACTIVITIES

WEEK OF APRIL 9 - 13

posted Apr 9, 2012, 6:12 AM by Michele Farkas   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 12:16 PM ]

TOPIC:  JOBS AND CAREERS
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
SMART AND STEADY EDDIE PG. 38, 39
DOLLAR COST AVERAGING

TUESDAY:
WHAT ARE ALL THESE DEDUCTIONS FROM MY PAYCHECK?
GROSS PAY, NET PAY, ETC.
DEDUCTIONS

WEDNESDAY:
BEGIN DISCUSSION OF TAXES
WHAT DO TAXES PAY FOR?
WHO PAYS TAXES?
FEDERAL VS. STATE TAXES
SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

THURSDAY:
PLAY CAREERS
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
READ PGS. 103- 107 IN BOOK
COMPLETE EXERCISE 7E PG. 104


DUE WEDNESDAY:
COMPLETE EXERCISE 7F PG. 105
EXERCISE SET 7G PG. 107


DUE THURSDAY:
CALCULATING PAYCHECK #1 AND #2
WHAT ARE THESE DEDUCTIONS TO MY PAYCHECK?


NO HW OVER BREAK!

WEEK OF APRIL 2 - 6

posted Apr 1, 2012, 7:09 PM by Michele Farkas   [ updated Apr 5, 2012, 11:50 AM ]

TOPIC:  COMPOUND INTEREST
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
COMPUTER LAB
  CHECK STOCKS
PLAY AROUND WITH  www.channelone.com/life/swf_credit/

TUESDAY:
CALCULATIONS WITH DEBT PAYOFF
CALCULATING PAYBACK AMOUNTS

WEDNESDAY:
THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING
RULE OF 72
PG. 29 THE POWER OF TIME


THURSDAY:
SMART, STEADY EDDIE PG. 38 & 39
DOLLAR COST AVERAGING
CAREERS GAME


DUE TUESDAY:
BEGIN DEBT PAYOFF PLAN






DUE WEDNESDAY:THURSDAY
INVESTIGATE DEBT PAYOFF PLANS ON
cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/debtplanner/debtplanner.jsp

 DUE THURSDAY:DUE MONDAY
PG. 30 TRY IT:  THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING
PG. 31 ASSIGNMENT 3-1
PG. 32 EXERCISE 3C

DUE MONDAY:
EXERCISE 7.1
WHAT ARE ALL THESE DEDUCTIONS FROM
  MY PAYCHECK?


WEEK OF MARCH 26 -30

posted Mar 26, 2012, 7:48 AM by Michele Farkas

TOPIC:  CREDIT CARDS
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
FINISH SECRET HISTORY OF CREDIT CARD
IN COMPUTER LAB:
  WWW.CHANNELONE.COM/LIFE/CREDIT
CREDIT CARD SIMULATOR

TUESDAY:
USING THE CALCULATOR
  TVM SOLVER TO COMPUTE PAYMENTS
THE 4CS OF CREDIT:
  COLLATERAL, CAPITAL, CAPACITY, CHARACTER

WEDNESDAY:
COMPARING CREDIT CARDS

THURSDAY:
LOOK AT PG. 41
  CREDIT APPLICATON:  SHOULD THIS PERSON BE
     APPROVED?
CREDIT SCORE - FICO
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
WRITE A REFLECTION 1/2 - 1 PG. ABOUT
  CREDIT CARDS




DUE WEDNESDAY:
READ PGS. 46 -48 IN BOOK
COMPLETE TRY IT PG. 48



THURSDAY:
READ PGS. 52 -55
PG. 56 TRY IT

DUE MONDAY:
EXERCISE 15.2 READING A CREDIT CARD
  STATEMENT

WEEK OF MARCH 19 - 23

posted Mar 18, 2012, 6:32 PM by Michele Farkas   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 11:16 AM ]

TOPIC:  CALCULATING INTEREST, LOANS
CLASSWORK:

MONDAY:
NEW HW RECORD
COMPUTER LAB
  CHECK STOCKS
RESEARCH INTEREST RATES FOR
  CAR LOANS
  MORTGAGES
  PERSONAL LOANS
  CREDIT CARDS

TUESDAY:
DISCUSS INTEREST RATES
LOAN VOCABULARY

WEDNESDAY:
COMPOUND INTEREST SIMULATOR
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=172

THURSDAY:
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CREDIT CARD
HOMEWORK:

DUE TUESDAY:
RESEARCH INTEREST RATES FOR:
CAR LOANS
  MORTGAGES
  PERSONAL LOANS
  CREDIT CARDS

DUE WEDNESDAY:
RESEARCH INTEREST RATES
FIND THE LOWEST RATES




DUE THURSDAY:
CREDIT CARD WORKSHEET
USING THE COMPOUND INTEREST SIMULATOR

DUE MONDAY:
INTRO TO CREDIT CARDS

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