What is a Fair Housing Wage?

Author:

Frances Harper

Resource Type:

Lesson Plans

Math Content:

Algebra, Slope, Parallel, Linear, Intersection

Justice Issues:

Housing, Minimum Wage, Poverty

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Description:

In groups, students will figure out the hourly wage necessary for a family in Chicago to afford housing. They will look at real data about hourly wages and the cost for renting each month. Their goal is to use mathematics to decide whether or not they think six families in Chicago are paid fair wages.