# The cost of cars

A car is often the first big purchase someone makes. Having a car can be essential for employment and means greater independence, but there can be hidden or unfamiliar costs.

Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords banking, loans, financial literacy

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections HASS, The Arts, Technologies
Strand and focus Number, Measurement
Topics Mathematical modelling, Money and financial mathematics
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M9M05
Use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving direct proportion, rates, ratio and scale, including financial contexts; formulate the problems and interpret solutions in terms of the situation; evaluate the model and report methods and findings

AC9M9ST05

Plan and conduct statistical investigations involving the collection and analysis of different kinds of data; report findings and discuss the strength of evidence to support any conclusions?

AC9M9ST03
Represent the distribution of multiple data sets for numerical variables using comparative representations; compare data distributions with consideration of centre, spread and shape, and the effect of outliers on these measures

Numeracy progression Interpreting and representing data (P8)
Proportional thinking (P7)
Understanding money (P9)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P8)