### Problem Solving

#### WEEK OF MAY 29 - JUNE 1

posted May 28, 2012, 6:46 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org

TOPIC:  REVIEW FOR EXAM
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NO SCHOOLTUESDAY:CHECK IN HWMAKING BURRITOSHAND OUT REVIEW SHEETSWEDNESDAY:CAREERSSTUDY FOR EXAMTHURSDAY:STUDY FOR EXAM HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:BRING IN BURRITO INGREDIENTSEXERCISE 17.1DUE WEDNESDAY:WORK ON REVIEW SHEETDUE THURSDAY:STUDY FOR EXAMDUE MONDAY:STUDY FOR EXAMEXAM IS TUESDAY, JUNE 5SECOND EXAM

#### WEEK OF MAY 21 - 25

posted May 20, 2012, 8:11 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org

TOPIC:  LOANS AND PAYMENTS
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDBUYING A HOMEUSING TVM SOLVER ON CALCTUESDAY:FIND A MORTGAGE CALCULATORRESEARCH MORTGAGE RATESCHANGING VALUES IN MORTGAGES AND  RECALCULATINGMORTGAGE GAMEWEDNESDAY:CALCULATING A CAR PAYMENTCAREERSTHURSDAY:NO CLASS STEWARDSHIP DAY HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:COMPLETE EXERCISE 16.1DUE WEDNESDAY:SHOP FOR A HOMECALCULATE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FOR   3 DIFFERENT RATESDUE TUESDAY:EXERCISE 17.1

#### WEEK OF MAY 14 TO MAY 18

posted May 14, 2012, 3:05 AM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org

TOPIC:  TAXES
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDGO OVER 1040A FOR MONICA LINDOCAREERSTUESDAY:EDUCATION CREDITAMERICAN OPPORTUNITY CREDITJON STILLMAN - SIMULATION 10AJUSDY HOOD - SIMULATION 10BWEDNESDAY:EARNED INCOME CREDITTHURSDAY:TEST ON 1040A HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:COMPLETE 1040A FOR JACOB HASTINGSDUE WEDNESDAY:COMPLETE 1040A FOR BELINDA RUSSELLDUE THURSDAY:APRIL BEACH 1040ASTUDY FOR TEST ON 1040ADUE MONDAY:TO BE ANNOUNCED

#### WEEK OF MAY 7 - 11

posted May 6, 2012, 6:40 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org   [ updated May 8, 2012, 12:08 PM ]

TOPIC:  TAXES
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDQUIZ ON TAX MODULES 1 - 7CLAIMING CHILD TAX CREDITTAX CREDIT FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERLYEDUCATION CREDITSMODULES 8 -10TUESDAY:CHILDCARE, EDUCATION, EARNED INCOME CREDITLOOK AT 1040A  FORMSMODULES 11-13SIMULATIONS 6, 7A, 7BWEDNESDAY:WORK ON COMPLETING MODULES AND SIMULATIONSTHURSDAY:QUIZ ON 1040 EZSIMULATION 8, 9 , 10A, 11ACHILD TAX CREDITEDUCATION CREDITEARNED INCOME CREDIT HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:COMPLETE MODULES 8 - 10SIMULATION 5 & 6DUE WEDNESDAY:MORE 1040EZ PROBLEMSJOHN E DAVIS AND RANDY DAVISCOMPLETE SIMULATIONS 6, 7A, 7B ON THEUNDERSTANDING TAXES WEBSITEDUE THURSDAY:SIMULATIONS 8 - 11BQUIZ ON 1040 EZ AND W4 FORMSDUE MONDAY:1040A FOR MONICA LINDO

#### WEEK OF APRIL 30 - MAY 4

posted Apr 29, 2012, 6:40 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org

TOPIC:  TAXES
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDDISCUSS TAX PACKET   W2, INTEREST INCOMELUNCH PLANNINGTUESDAY:MAKE LUNCH CAREERS?WEDNESDAY:STANDARD DEDUCTIONCOMPLETE ASSESSMENTS:  MODULE 2, MODULE 4COMPLETING A 1040 EZ FORMHANDOUT BOOKLETTHURSDAY:COMPLETING A 1040EZ BY HANDTAX QUIZ ON MODULES 1-6 HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:BRING IN INGREDIENTS FOR BURRITOSCOMPLETE TAX TUTORIALS ON   MODULES #1-3http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/student/tax_tutorials.jspDUE WEDNESDAY:COMPLETE TAX TUTORIALS  MODULES #4-7DUE THURSDAY:COMPLETE SIMULATIONS 3, 4ABCDUE MONDAY:1040 EZ TAX PROBLEMS

#### WEEK OF APRIL 23 -27

posted Apr 22, 2012, 7:12 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org

 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDHANDOUT UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAYCHECK PACKETREAD FIRST 3 PAGES TOGETHERTUESDAY:LOOK AT PAY STUBS 1 + 2CAREERSWEDNESDAY:WORK ON NOTE TAKING GUIDE TOGETHERBEGIN DISCUSSION OF TAXESTAKE NOTESTHURSDAY:PAYCHECKS TESTLOOK AT UNDERSTANDING TAXES WEBSITE HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:COMPLETE PAYCHECKS WORKSHEETPG. 12 + 13DUE WEDNESDAY:REVIEWING PAYCHECKS WORKSHEETDUE THURSDAY:STUDY FOR PAYCHECKS TESTPAYCHECKS CROSSWORDDUE MONDAY:USE THE SITE:http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/student/activities.jspCOMPLETE THEME 6 - LESSON 2YOUR FIRST JOBDO ALL 3 ACTIVITIES

#### WEEK OF APRIL 9 - 13

posted Apr 9, 2012, 6:12 AM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org   [ updated Apr 11, 2012, 12:16 PM ]

TOPIC:  JOBS AND CAREERS
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDSMART AND STEADY EDDIE PG. 38, 39DOLLAR COST AVERAGINGTUESDAY:WHAT ARE ALL THESE DEDUCTIONS FROM MY PAYCHECK?GROSS PAY, NET PAY, ETC.DEDUCTIONSWEDNESDAY:BEGIN DISCUSSION OF TAXESWHAT DO TAXES PAY FOR?WHO PAYS TAXES?FEDERAL VS. STATE TAXESSOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARETHURSDAY:PLAY CAREERS HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:READ PGS. 103- 107 IN BOOKCOMPLETE EXERCISE 7E PG. 104DUE WEDNESDAY:COMPLETE EXERCISE 7F PG. 105EXERCISE SET 7G PG. 107DUE THURSDAY:CALCULATING PAYCHECK #1 AND #2WHAT ARE THESE DEDUCTIONS TO MY PAYCHECK?NO HW OVER BREAK!

#### WEEK OF APRIL 2 - 6

posted Apr 1, 2012, 7:09 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org   [ updated Apr 5, 2012, 11:50 AM ]

TOPIC:  COMPOUND INTEREST
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDCOMPUTER LAB  CHECK STOCKSPLAY AROUND WITH  www.channelone.com/life/swf_credit/TUESDAY:CALCULATIONS WITH DEBT PAYOFFCALCULATING PAYBACK AMOUNTSWEDNESDAY:THE POWER OF COMPOUNDINGRULE OF 72PG. 29 THE POWER OF TIMETHURSDAY:SMART, STEADY EDDIE PG. 38 & 39DOLLAR COST AVERAGINGCAREERS GAME DUE TUESDAY:BEGIN DEBT PAYOFF PLANDUE WEDNESDAY:THURSDAYINVESTIGATE DEBT PAYOFF PLANS ONcgi.money.cnn.com/tools/debtplanner/debtplanner.jsp DUE THURSDAY:DUE MONDAYPG. 30 TRY IT:  THE POWER OF COMPOUNDINGPG. 31 ASSIGNMENT 3-1PG. 32 EXERCISE 3CDUE MONDAY:EXERCISE 7.1WHAT ARE ALL THESE DEDUCTIONS FROM  MY PAYCHECK?

#### WEEK OF MARCH 26 -30

posted Mar 26, 2012, 7:48 AM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org

TOPIC:  CREDIT CARDS
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDFINISH SECRET HISTORY OF CREDIT CARDIN COMPUTER LAB:  WWW.CHANNELONE.COM/LIFE/CREDITCREDIT CARD SIMULATORTUESDAY:USING THE CALCULATOR   TVM SOLVER TO COMPUTE PAYMENTSTHE 4CS OF CREDIT:  COLLATERAL, CAPITAL, CAPACITY, CHARACTERWEDNESDAY:COMPARING CREDIT CARDSTHURSDAY: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 CARDSDUE WEDNESDAY:READ PGS. 46 -48 IN BOOK COMPLETE TRY IT PG. 48THURSDAY:READ PGS. 52 -55PG. 56 TRY ITDUE MONDAY:EXERCISE 15.2 READING A CREDIT CARD  STATEMENT

#### WEEK OF MARCH 19 - 23

posted Mar 18, 2012, 6:32 PM by mfarkas@longtrailschool.org   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 11:16 AM ]

TOPIC:  CALCULATING INTEREST, LOANS
 CLASSWORK:MONDAY:NEW HW RECORDCOMPUTER LAB  CHECK STOCKSRESEARCH INTEREST RATES FOR  CAR LOANS   MORTGAGES  PERSONAL LOANS  CREDIT CARDSTUESDAY:DISCUSS INTEREST RATESLOAN VOCABULARYWEDNESDAY:COMPOUND INTEREST SIMULATORhttp://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=172THURSDAY:THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CREDIT CARD HOMEWORK:DUE TUESDAY:RESEARCH INTEREST RATES FOR:CAR LOANS   MORTGAGES   PERSONAL LOANS   CREDIT CARDSDUE WEDNESDAY:RESEARCH INTEREST RATESFIND THE LOWEST RATESDUE THURSDAY:CREDIT CARD WORKSHEETUSING THE COMPOUND INTEREST SIMULATORDUE MONDAY:INTRO TO CREDIT CARDS

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