mathematics essentials 10 Earning and purchasing
Specific Curriculum Outcomes
A1 understand purchasing power
B1 determine the renumeration for chosen occupations, including salary and benefits, and evaluate it in terms of purchasing power and living standards
B2 solve problems involving various ways that an employee can be paid using calculators or appropriate software
A2 explain the difference between gross pay and net pay, and describe possible payroll deductions
B3 calculate gross pay and net pay for given situations
F1 read and apply payroll deduction tables
F2 identify the information and documents required for filing a personal income tax return, and explain why they are required (optional)
F3 describe the effects on personal spending habits of the frequency of pay period
B4 estimate and calculate the unit prices of comparable items to determine the best buy
A3 explain indirect and direct forms of taxation
B5 solve problems involving the estimation and calculation of provincial and federal sales taxes
B6 estimate and calculate selling price, discounts, and taxes
B7 provide the correct change for an amount offered and minimize the number of coins/bills
B8 select amounts to offer for a given charge to minimize the number of coins/bills received in the change
A4 identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various plans to make purchases
B9 identify, calculate, and compare the interest costs involved in making purchases under various plans
F4 make decisions regarding the purchase of costly items by identifying and ranking criteria for the comparison of possible choices
F5 make decisions regarding the payment options for purchases
F6 identify various incentives to make purchases
B10 estimate and calculate the price in Canadian funds of items bought in or ordered from another country
A1 understand purchasing power
B1 determine the renumeration for chosen occupations, including salary and benefits, and evaluate it in terms of purchasing power and living standards
B2 solve problems involving various ways that an employee can be paid using calculators or appropriate software
A2 explain the difference between gross pay and net pay, and describe possible payroll deductions
B3 calculate gross pay and net pay for given situations
F1 read and apply payroll deduction tables
F2 identify the information and documents required for filing a personal income tax return, and explain why they are required (optional)
F3 describe the effects on personal spending habits of the frequency of pay period
B4 estimate and calculate the unit prices of comparable items to determine the best buy
A3 explain indirect and direct forms of taxation
B5 solve problems involving the estimation and calculation of provincial and federal sales taxes
B6 estimate and calculate selling price, discounts, and taxes
B7 provide the correct change for an amount offered and minimize the number of coins/bills
B8 select amounts to offer for a given charge to minimize the number of coins/bills received in the change
A4 identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various plans to make purchases
B9 identify, calculate, and compare the interest costs involved in making purchases under various plans
F4 make decisions regarding the purchase of costly items by identifying and ranking criteria for the comparison of possible choices
F5 make decisions regarding the payment options for purchases
F6 identify various incentives to make purchases
B10 estimate and calculate the price in Canadian funds of items bought in or ordered from another country
Activities

 Calvin's Clearance 3 Act Math Task from TapIntoTeenMinds  Students work with percentages to estimate & calculate discounts and totals sale price for several items. Then the estimate then calculate the receipt for buying 4 items on different discounts.

 Aaron's Rent to Buy Activity from Dan Anderson  Investigate the costs of purchasing items from renttoown/leasetoown stores such as EasyHome, Aaron's and RentaCentre. What the benefits and costs of these purchases?