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What Causes Poverty?

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Welcome: What Causes Poverty?
Description: Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America. As of 2015, The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 43.1 million people, or 13.5% of all Americans, live in poverty. During their research students will interpret various statistical charts. They will be asked to solve problems involving percentages. 7th grade math standard covered is CCSS:7.SP.1 Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.1. Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Math
Keywords: Poverty, mathematics, percentages, statistics, graphs, charts
Author(s): Mellissa Johnson

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