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RLA Lessons 2016-12-26T11:59:42-05:00

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Lesson Title Researching the Job Market to Investigate Take-Home Salaries
Unit Title Focus Career Unit
NRS Level Level 3; Level 4; 
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Now that students have an idea of what jobs are available to them with their current skill level, they can begin to research what each job entails. This lesson gives them the opportunity to use hands-on math to determine more detailed salary information and to see what skills they will need to get to the next level into a “dream” job.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

Apply a tax rate to determine the take-home salary of 3 jobs with which their skills are matched

Analyze wages to find weekly/monthly/yearly salaries

Student Target

“I can find the take-home salary after taxes.”

CCR Standards
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
  • Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a topic or subject area.
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.6 Identify and effectively use skills and materials needed for a particular task.

  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.