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Living in an apartment (QC)

Subject Area: Mathematics, Social Studies, French

Brief Overview

Evaluation of the cost of living through French, Citizenship Education (Social Sciences) and Mathematics.

Role Play

With questions:
– Who would like to live in an apartment?
– Where would you like to live?
– How many rooms?
Distribute one newspaper to each student.
They will need to find the Classified section and circle offerings that appeal to them.

Learning Area(s)

Math: adding, multiplying, subtracting, dividing, mathematical reasoning, use the correct calculations depending on context
French: reading comprehension, oral expression, writing
Social Studies: Understanding actual cost of real needs, general knowledge, orientation

Expected Result(s)

– Help students understand the value of money and the cost of living
– Respecting money vs. respecting things
– Be aware of reality (wage vs. real needs vs. secondary needs)

Explaining the Learning Material

– Realize how important it is to sign official paper (what it implies, read carefully)
– Available resources to get help (advisor, Internet)
– Fill a rental agreement together (point out all important areas)
– Point out the date at which the rental agreement ends (as the agreement is binding)
– According to your revenue, is it realistic considering fixed expenses+rent+needs+etc.

Implementation

– Welcome students
– Ask questions orally to students
– Distribute the newspaper
– Find an apartment
– Make the call (prepare for questions that could come up)
– Fill in the rental agreement (together to prevent possible issues)
– Calculate money in vs. money out

Knowledge Consolidation

Simulation Exercise
(Student/landlord)

Follow-up

Understand how important our actions are when it comes to official documents.
Understand possible consequences (bad credit, needing to cut our basic needs, etc.)

Class Management

Work with the Class ____ x ____ Individual Work ____ x ____ Team Work____ x ____ Other:_____________________

Required Supplies

Pencil, writing board, rental agreements, paper, calculator, eraser, phone, newspapers, computer