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Buying a Car

During this lesson students will be introduced to purchasing a car. They will learn about dealerships pricing, some negotiation strategies, and where to research book values of cars.

Students will:

  1. Know the definition of, and where to find, the asking price, book value, trade in value, and private party value of a car.
  2. Research vehicle reliability.
  3. Research vehicle prices and purchase options.
  4. Know how to price new cars with options.

Math Skills Being Utilized

  • Critical Thinking
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Using research data to make decisions.

Ideas for Teaching

  • Show students pamphlets from auto dealers.
  • Search “Kelly Blue Book” or “Edmunds” to compare cars.
  • Have students debate the different qualities of cars.
  • Have students try to sell cars to each other.


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