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Grade 9-12

Graphing and Interpreting Linear Relationships in the Context of Budgeting

Time: 60 mins,
Updated: March 24 2021,
Author: Signe Kastberg


Students will be able to:

  • Create a graph representing a budget line and calculate the trade-offs of moving along the line.
  • Represent a budget line using an equation in two variables.
  • Predict transformations of the budget line given changes in income, changes in price of a good, or both.
  • Calculate an equation for a budget line.
  • Explain the meaning of the budget line in terms of personal finance.

In this personal finance lesson, students explore budget constraints by solving a contextual problem.


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