Created by Frances Harper

(adapted from CPM task – “The Big Race”)

  • Algebra lesson – appropriate for 7th-8th grade or Algebra I
  • Mathematics topics: Connections between graphs, tables, and equations by identifying slope and y-intercept in each representation; Point of intersection
  • Social justice issues: Recognize that the current minimum wage does not allow an individual to afford the fair market price of a moderate 2 bedroom rental unit, assuming that housing should require about 30% of income; also highlights the gender wage gap

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