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Name Math Analysis Date Block Mr. Luong Working in the Real World (Modified from http://www.freewebs.com/matheng/algebra2projects.htm) For this project, you will utilize what you’ve learned to find out what it takes to live in the real world based on educational goals. To do so, use the information in this packet and complete the following checklist. Checklist: o Step 1: Pick a job. o Step 2: Employment requirements o Step 3: Education o Step 4: Housing o Step 5: Monthly Budget o Step 6: Equations and graph o Step 7: Conclusion essay o Step 8: Presentation format HOW TO CITE PROPERLY: What does this mean? o This means you are giving a source of where you received your information. You can not take someone else’s work without giving them credit: this is what it means to cite your information. Internet citation o Title of article, author (if known), date retrieved, website of where the information was retrieved o Ex: Graphing lines, 11/14/07, webmath.com Other citation o In text: (Author, page number, year of publication). o Bibliography: Author (Last, First), title, publisher, and copyright date. Steps JOB #1: JOB #2: Step 1: One that does not require a high One that requires at least a college degree (salary job) Pick a job. school degree (hourly wage). Example: career that is white collar (needs specific Example: Fast food, blue collar skills) (manual labor), etc. Dream job Job as if you dropped out of high school Step 2: Find a job application Have a resume for this job Employment o http://www.collegegrad.com/resumes/quic requirements Skills needed kstart/agree.shtml o This is a template to help you. Have this: o Ask your English teachers for help. o Overview o Uppers Pick a dream job o Downers o http://www.vault.com/nr/ht_list.jsp?ht_typ o Personality match e=11 o Personality miss o http://online.onetcenter.org/find/descriptor/ o Career Path/Salary browse/#cur o Hours o Salary Have this: o Skills to acquire o Overview o Uppers o Downers o Personality match o Personality miss o Career Path/Salary o Hours o Salary o Skills to acquire Step 3: Nothing required What’s the best college for your job? Education o Where is your school? What kind of Think about: entrance scores/tests do you need? What type of o Classes you need to high school classes do you need? graduate high school o What is your major? What classes will you o CAHSEE (High School be taking? How much is tuition? Exit Exam) completion o GPA? Search o Extracurricular http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/tools/searc involvement (Clubs, sports, band, h.php music, officer, etc.) o To help you decide: Follow directions on the website to find the best college based on 6 areas: location, campus info, academics, majors, financial aid& cost, and sports and activities. Get help from Mrs. Kirmer, and other teachers or staff, parents, or professionals who may know about your college Step 4: a) Find a dream house! (http://realestate.msn.com/BuyAndSell/FirstTimeBuyers.aspx) Housing b) Put in city and state. c) Click on the address of the house and include details of the house. d) Click “Change My Scenario”. e) Change the down payment to 5% and take note of the monthly payment (this is to JUST give you an idea! Do NOT include in your monthly budget!) Step 5: Do price comparisons to determine your numbers. Monthly o Research two items per subject. Budget o For example, research two car insurance companies to get quotes and then pick which best fits you (maybe based on cost or quality of insurance). o Cite! o Be able to explain how you determined your monthly budget! o Parents, family member, internet comparison, in-store, etc. Figure out and monthly budget: $____________ Cell phone $____________ Utilities (water, electricity, gas, upkeep, etc.) $____________ Food $____________ Gas ($120 per a car) $____________ Car insurance (about $200 per car) $____________ Medical insurance $____________ Entertainment (movies, internet, etc.) $____________ Car payments $____________ Monthly Rent (Do not include monthly mortgage! This is to give you an idea.) $____________ Miscellaneous $ MONTHLY TOTAL X 12 months= $ yearly budget. Step 6: 1. Use the slope-intercept form (y = mx + b) to produce a graph, then determine how many years will Equations be needed to work to obtain your dream house based on your job. and graph 2. Create a math equation to represent your yearly savings (m = yearly salary minus yearly budget), years worked (x), savings/debt (b), and the total money earned (y). 3. Graph on the y-axis total money earned . 4. The x-axis will be time in years. 5. Indicate how long it took for you to obtain the item. 6. Show all work and graphs very neatly. Step 7: Write an essay (max 3 pages) as a reflection for your project: Conclusion Essay 1. Describe what this project required you to do. 2. Discuss job #1: overview, uppers, downers, personality match, personality miss, and Career Path/Salary (Hours, salary, skills to acquire). What are the employment requirements and how is education involved? 3. Discuss job #2: overview, uppers, downers, personality match, personality miss, and Career Path/Salary (Hours, salary, skills to acquire). What are the employment requirements and how is education involved? Discuss what college you picked and why. 4. Analyze your project. Discuss how math was involved. How long will it take for job #2 to make as much money as job #1 (where they intersect). 5. Reflect on your thoughts about what kind of education is needed to where you want to go. How much time did you spend on this project? Talk about what you learned from this project. What can you do now to improve your opportunities to achieve your dream job? Step 8: How will you present your real world project? Presentation o Some quick ideas: Science board, powerpoint, poster board, video, website, pod-cast, format video-cast, newspaper, magazine, TV commercial, TV show, travel brochure, etc. Tips Use your creativity within the limits stated above. Follow the steps in order. Check your work. ASK FOR HELP! Be realistic about this project. What you want, you should pursue. For job #1, look for jobs around your home that are relatively close and where you would want to work. For job#2, dream big! Every individual will turn in a project. Most importantly, ask for help from your teachers, other RHP staff members, your parents, or other professionals. Grading rubric DUE DATES: Attached to timeline and checklist. This is how I will be o 10/28/2010: timeline and checklist grading you! worksheets completed by the end of Project is worth 100 pts. You will be graded based on: class. Step 1: Pick a job. Step 2: Employment requirements o 11/03/2010: Final completed project Step 3: Education due to me before 5:00pm. (Anything Step 4: Housing after this is considered late, and points Step 5: Monthly Budget will be deducted accordingly) Step 6: Equations and graph Step 7: Conclusion essay o 11/09/2010: Presentations Step 8: Presentation format Timeline and Checklist: (Modified from http://www.freewebs.com/matheng/algebra2projects.htm) DONE? STEP WHAT? WHEN? QUESTIONS/IDEAS 1 Brainstorm of jobs #1 and #2 1 Jobs #1 and #2 picked 2 Obtain a job application (job #1) and Create a resume (job #2): 2 Find job details: o http://www.vault.com/nr/ht_list.jsp?ht _type=11 o For the job you picked, write down the required details 3 Get college information: o What’s the best college for your job? o Where is your school? o What kind of entrance scores/tests do you need? o What type of high school classes do you need? o What is your major? What classes will you be taking? o How much is tuition? 4 Find a dream house: o Where do you want to live? o Get information and pictures. o Find out the monthly payment for your dream house (This is just informational!). 5 Monthly/Yearly Budget o Sit down with parent(s)/guardian(s) and ask questions listed. o Ask Mr. Luong or any other staff about other items 6 Complete an equation: o What are your y-intercepts (b)? = savings/debt o What’s your slope(m)? = yearly salary minus yearly budget o What’s your earned income (y)? 6 Make a graph: o Label your X (years) and Y (total money earned) axis appropriately. 7 Write your essay: o Brainstorm about what you learned about this project. o Read it aloud. o Check for grammar and spelling mistakes. 8 Brainstorm about your presentation format: o What is it? o What do you need? o What are you going to wear that’s professional? o How will you transport your project? Last Minute Details: o Is your work professional and creative? o Have citations? o Get feedback from other teachers, administrators, adults, and other students: What can you improve on? o Email Mr. Luong (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the due date. Summary of the project: 10% Mathematics +90% Research_____ = 100% Your effort, your life Scoring Rubric:Working in the Real World Project 4: ADVANCED 3: PROFICIENT 2: BELOW 1: NOT 0: DOES NOT Professional Semi-professional PROFICIENT PROFICIENT EXIST quality. quality. Minimal professional Unprofessional Unable to score. Neatly organized. Organized. quality. quality. No organizational Creative details. Normal details. Somewhat organized. Disorganized. skills. Clearly prepared. Prepared. Minimal details. No details. No details. Highly accurate Accurate Moderately prepared. Unprepared. No evidence of mathematical mathematical Partial accurate Inadequate preparation. computations. computations. mathematical mathematical No mathematical computations. computations. computations. Scoring Weighted Received Max Comment Rubric factor Step 1: Pick a job x2 8 Step 2: Employment requirements x 2.5 10 Step 3: Education x2 8 Step 4: Housing x2 8 Step 5: Monthly Budget x4 16 Step 6: Equations and graph x4 16 Step 7: Conclusion essay x4 16 Step 8: Presentation format x1 4 Presentation x 2.5 10 Organization x1 4 Step 11: Extra Credit: “Wow-ness” factor” 5 TOTAL 100 Grading Scale (Mr. Luong says….) A 90-100+ Excellent job! You look and sound prepared for the future: finishing HS, going to college, and obtaining your dream job! I would immediately hire you! I wouldn’t mind working for you! B 80-89 Good job! Prepared and ready, I would want to work with you. I am sure you are teachable and there is room for improvement. Future unit/district manager? The sky is the limit! C 70-79 Average. Not too shabby. There are some details left out and that’s the difference about being average and extraordinary. H.J. Heinz liked to put it: "To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success." D 60-69 Ummmmmm last minute? There is a difference between Mr. Luong’s math class and any other class. Whatever the case, I hope you have a better idea about your future and what is involved. F <59 Think about life and your future: Is education involved in your future? Let me know if I can help.
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