## Budgeting Data Crunch

### MATH: Unit Price

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Calculate unit price for grocery and household items.

Source: NGPF

### MATH: Graphing a Budget Equation

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Graph a linear equation representing budget tradeoffs between different purchases.
• Write linear equations in standard form based on word problems using possible real-world budgets.

Source: NGPF

### MATH: Calculating Percentages

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Calculate percentages using a variety of real-world budgeting scenarios.

Source: NGPF

### MATH: Discounts and Composite Functions

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Solve for the cost of item after applying specific coupons and discounts.

Source: NGPF

### MATH: Exponential Decay in Purchasing Power

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Use the exponential change function to calculate the loss of purchasing power due to inflation over time.
• Write exponential functions from word problems.

Source: NGPF

### DATA CRUNCH: What Is the Relationship Between Household Income and Food Security?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze stacked bar graphs
• Compare the number of households experiencing food insecurity across different income levels

Source: Brookings

### DATA CRUNCH: Has Income Kept Up with the Cost of Living?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze and interpret data regarding the increase in price of consumer goods compared to the increase of average wages

Source:

### DATA CRUNCH: How Does the Minimum Wage Compare to the Living Wage?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze and interpret data regarding the minimum and living wage of different states

Source:

### DATA CRUNCH: What Can You Buy With the USDA Low-Cost Food Plan?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze and interpret data regarding the USDA's lowest recommended food budget and compare it to other food plans

Source:

### DATA CRUNCH: How Does Spending Differ Across Generations?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze a stacked bar graph comparing daily spending by age.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

### DATA CRUNCH: How Have Prices For Consumer Goods Changed Over the Past 20 Years?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze the changes in different goods and services over the last 20 years.
• Compare the change in the price of different goods to overall inflation during the same time period.
• Categorize which types of goods have increased and decreased in price and hypothesize reasons for those changes.

Source: AEI

### DATA CRUNCH: How Much Income Do You Need to be Rich?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze survey results on what income level people consider rich, poor, or neither.

Source: Gallup Poll

### DATA CRUNCH: What Does The Average Household Spend Money On?

In this activity, students will be able to:

• Analyze a pie chart of how the median household budget breaks down.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics