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Each Citizen Math lesson is designed to be taught over two days and fits seamlessly into your core curriculum

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Wage War

Should the government increase the minimum wage?

Algebra 1
Solving Linear Systems
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.
Lesson gauge easy
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About Time

How has the pace of human innovation changed over time?

Grade 7
Rational Numbers
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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Downside Up

Is there an upside to having a bad day?

Grade 6
Positive & Negative Integers
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.
Lesson gauge easy
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Text Me Later

How dangerous is texting and driving?

Grade 7
Ratios & Proportions
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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Seeking Shelter

What factors influence homelessness in a city?

Grade 8
Writing Linear Equations
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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Happy Meal

How much would it cost to get all the toys in a Happy Meal?

Algebra 1
Probability (Beg.)
This complex task is best as a culminating unit activity after students have developed formal knowledge and conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge advanced
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Tip Jar

What’s the fairest way to tip at a restaurant?

Grade 6
Percents
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.
Lesson gauge easy
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Big Foot Conspiracy

Should people with small feet pay less for shoes?

Grade 7
Ratios & Proportions
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.
Lesson gauge easy
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Pic Me

What's the best way to use Instagram?

Algebra 2
Bivariate Statistics
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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Timber

What’s the best strategy for cutting down trees?

Grade 8
Cones, Cylinders, Spheres
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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House of Pain

Why are so many Americans dying from opiate overdoses?

Algebra 2
Rational Functions
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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You're So Fined

How do municipal fines affect people with different incomes?

Grade 8
Solving Linear Systems
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.
Lesson gauge easy
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False Flags

How accurate should government surveillance be?

Algebra 2
Probability (Adv.)
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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Pair-Alysis

How much choice is too much choice?

Grade 7
Probability & Statistics
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium
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Safely Rest

How should Arlington National Cemetery plan for its future?

Grade 8
Solving Linear Equations
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.
Lesson gauge medium