In this investigation students calculate the percentage of the U.S. population (current and historically) that are enrolled in K-12 schools. They are asked to draw conclusions from these variations. Finally, they use their calculations to predict the number of enrolled students in their own state.
A calculation of percent increase (or decrease) of earning power compared to education level is the final activity in this study.
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.
CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3
from Yummy Math http://www.yummymath.com/2015/going-back-to-school/