Illuminations: Rates and Taxes

This activity allows students to become familiar with percents and taxes.

Students learn how to determine the amount of tax a family will pay based on a certain income. This lesson was adapted from an article by Warren W. Esty, which appeared in the May 1992 edition of Mathematics Teacher.


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Math Topics
Algebra & Pre-Algebra, Ratios, Rates & Percents
Social Studies Topics
Economics & Finance
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9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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