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1. Bills, Bills, Bills: A Real-Life Math Unit (internal link)
Abstract: This unit brings teaching decimals to life by giving students the experience of paying bills and managing a checkbook. The unit also integrates literature, music, and cooperative learning, and was designed for a 6th-grade classroom.
Category: Decimals, Percents



2. Community Voices Heard - Student Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents, Data, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Margin of Error, Correlation, Scatterplots, Regression,



3. Community Voices Heard - Teacherss Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents, Data, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Margin of Error, Correlation, Scatterplots, Regression,



4. Connecting Community, Critical, and Classical Knowledge in Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice (internal link)
Abstract: In this article, Gutstein describes conceptually, and gives an example of, an aspect of teaching mathematics for Social Justice - teachers' attempts to connect three forms of knowledge: community, critical, and classical.
Category: Geometry, Data, Ratios, Rates, Percents



5. Credit Cards: Teaching Students About the Plastic Peril (internal link)
Abstract: This multi-day unit helps students to understand how Credit Cards work, focusing largely on the issue of debt in the U.S. Math involved includes percents, compound interest, quadratic equations, exponents, and more.
Category: Interest, Compound Interest, Percents, Percent Growth



6. How Rising Oil Prices Affect the Poor Disproportionately (external link)
Abstract: This activity looks at the way that rising oil prices disproportionately affect poor people.
Category: Budgeting, Percents



7. How Taxing are Taxes: Understanding how Taxes and Tax Cuts Affect Different Income Earners (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students learn about how taxes are levied based on taxable income. They then analyze how a new series of tax cuts might affect people of different income levels and their tax rates.
Category: Percents, Averages



8. Measuring Water With Justice (external link)
Abstract: This is a multidisciplinary unit that explores water issues, developed by Bob Peterson, one of the authors of Rethinking Mathematics.
Category: Measurement, Equivalent Fractions, Percents, Rates



9. National Income Data from 1967 - 2005 (external link)
Abstract: This document includes data from 1967 -2004 on Median Household Income by race, quintile, selected percentiles, location, child status, etc. Also contains rates for the CPI during this same time period
Category: Data, Graphing, Percents



10. National Poverty Data from 1959 - 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This document includes data from 1959 - 2004 on Poverty Rates by race, female-headed household, children status, elderly status, geographic location, etc. It also contains data about the Poverty Line, including rates of families by race and Hispanic Origin above/below it, information on the work experience of the poor, and much more.
Category: Data, Graphing, Percents



11. New York State of Mind: Higher Education vs. Prison Spending in the Empire State, 1988 - 1998 (internal link)
Abstract: This short but powerful report compares funding on education and prisons in NY State.
Category: Bar Graphs, Percents, Percent Change, Data Analysis, Line Graphs



12. On The Corner: The First National Survey On Day Laborers in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: This report highlights the findings in the first ever survey of day-laborers in the United States by surveying over 2,000 of the estimated 117,600 day-laborers in this country. It highlights the widespread abuses, economic struggles, and demographic information about this large but until recently ignored segment of our population.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents



13. Percent as a Tool For Social Justice (external link)
Abstract: From a fantastic book entitled: "Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2" about teaching for Equity and Justice
Category: Percents



14. Predatory Tax-Time Loans Strip $324 Million from NY's Poorest Communities: An Analysis of Tax Refund Anticipation Lending in NYC (internal link)
Abstract: This report analyzes Rapid Anticipatory Loan (RAL) data in NY between 2002 - 2005, and examines how these loans, and both the large and small banks and financial institutions throughout the city, siphoned $324 million out of the poorest communities.
Category: Rates, Percents, Mapping



15. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Student Version) (internal link)
Category: Averages, Percents, Data Analysis, Rates, Graphing, Pie Graphs, Line Graphs, Histograms, Dot Plots, Bar Graphs, Mean, Median, Mo



16. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
Category: Averages, Percents, Data Analysis, Rates, Graphing, Pie Graphs, Line Graphs, Histograms, Dot Plots, Bar Graphs, Mean, Median, Mo



17. Rent Data on Brooklyn (1990 and 2000) (internal link)
Abstract: Data, sorted by zip codes in Brooklyn, on: median rent in 1990 and 2000, percent of neighborhood renting, and median rent.
Category: Percent Growth, Percents



18. Rise, Peak, and Decline: Trends in US Immigration, 1992 - 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This report provides the first detailed analysis of recent year-to-year immigration flows to the United States. It breaks down the overall increases in the foreign-born population that the United States has experienced since the early 1990s into estimates of annual flows and charts key changes in its major components, including countries of origin and legal status.
Category: Data, Statistics, Line Graphing, Percents



19. Rising Rent (internal link)
Abstract: A short, 1-3 day set of lessons about Gentrification in Brooklyn. These lessons help students understand the term gentrification and looks at changes in rent in different zip codes to understand its effects. Math involved includes percents, percent growth, scatterplot graphing, Line of Best Fit, and Correlation.
Category: Percents, Percent Growth, Graphing, Scatterplots, Correlation



20. Student Debt: Bigger and Bigger (external link)
Abstract: This study explores the rising debt that young people are taking on to pay for college, and the implications for their future employment and lifestyle that having this burden will have on them. It also looks at differences in college-related debt between lower-income and high-income families.
Category: Percents, Rates



21. Summary Statistics for Changes in the Number of Black-Owned Businesses and their Recipients: 1997-2002 (external link)
Abstract: Data on black-owned businesses for all 50 states
Category: Percents



22. Summary Statistics for Changes in the Number of Hispanic-Owned Businessess and their Receipt 1997-2002 (external link)
Abstract: Data on Hispanic-owned businesses for all 50 states
Category: Percents



23. Summary Statistics for Changes in the Number of Women-Owned Businesses and their Recipients: 1997-2002 (external link)
Abstract: Data on women-owned businesses for all 50 states
Category: Percents



24. Taxes: What In The World Are You Paying For? (internal link)
Abstract: Students will explore this essential question: if taxes pay for publicly benefitial programs, then how are they also a cause of poverty? This lesson covers a brief history of income taxes, explores the difference between regressive and progressive taxation, and the increasing ability for corporations to avoid paying taxes. Students also learn about what portion of their taxes are distributed to each governmental agency (including over 30% for the military). 1 - 2 hours.
Category: Percents



25. Telling the Truth with Fractions, Decimals and Percents: A High School Curriculum (internal link)
Abstract: This is a remedial curriculum for high school students on fractions, decimals and percents for a heterogeneous ninth grade classroom in an urban public school with a human rights theme. Included is a teacherís manual with suggestions for implementation and adaptation of the curriculum, discussion topics for teachers and students about the curriculum, tests and quizzes and guides for using manipulatives.
Category: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Conversions



26. The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: Based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey, this report examines the demographic patterns and social, economic, and political impact that this group of nearly 12 million people is having on the US
Category: Data, Statistics, Line Graphing, Percents



27. Understanding Military Recruitment in New York (internal link)
Category: Graphing, Pie Graphs, Rates, Percents, Data Analysis



28. US Census Bureau: 2004 Population Reports (external link)
Abstract: A list of publications from the US Census Bureau about national population statistics, including a count of current estimates of tehe number of inhabitants by state, city, county, etc., as well as nationwide. It also looks a wide variety of information on social and economic characteristics of the population such as ethnicity, income, housing, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Density, Rates, Percents



29. US Military Spending (external link)
Abstract: Charts and graphs highlighting US Military spending from 1940 - 2003, including comparisons to other US spending and compared to the US GDP
Category: Percents, Charts, Graphing, Percent Growth




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UCSD
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