The 6th grade students in Room 307 are learning about creating budgets and how math is used in the real world.

We are using this wiki space to share our work!

The first thing we did was brainstorm a budget together. Then we set up our spreadsheet: Real World Budget.xls

Choose a Career

  • Determine Salary
  • Determine taxes

Find a place to live, calculate your mortgage or rent

Choose your transportation

  • Septa
    • Calculate the costs of public transportation
  • Owning a car
    • Calculate costs of owning a car
      • Car Payment
      • Insurance
      • Maintenance (Oil Changes, repairs, etc.)
      • Gas Prices

List and household budget bills (fixed expenses)

    • Phone Bill
    • Water
    • Electricity
    • Gas
    • Sewer
    • Cable

Determine costs of Insurance

    • Life
    • Health
    • Car
    • Home Owners

Determine Food Budget (Variable Expense)

Determine Entertainment Expenses (Variable Expense)

Research a career!

Use the following websites to learn more about a career that interests you! Please list your career and salary on your spreadsheet!

Career OneStop
Career Exploration
O-net Online: Occupational Information

How will you get around town and how much will it cost? Will you use public transportation or buy a car?

Decide on your mode of transportation and the cost per month. Enter your data on the spreadsheet. Use the links below to guide your research.
2005 AAA Driving Costs
Philadelphia Used Car Sales