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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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