The growing deficits of our government and accumulated debt are constantly in the news. Allow your students to investigate these concepts and their causes with this timely activity.
The activity involves reading charts, making comparisons, computing percents and analyzing trends to let students's and their families more clearly understand these issues.
The activity: Deficit-and-debt.pdf
CCSS: 5.NBT.B, 6.NS.C, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 8.EE.B, HSF.IF, HSF.LE, HSM, HSS.ID, MP4, MP5, MP8
For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.