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Grandpa’s Social Security

This simple example shows how algebra can be useful in the real world: Should Grandpa start receiving his Social Security Benefits at age 62 or should he wait until age 65?

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M1.3.11, M1.4.1, M1.4.8, M3.4.1, M8.3.11, M8.4.12
Subject Keywords: Social security, Algebra, Problem-solving process, Computation, Functions

Author(s): Alan L. Jones
PUMAS ID: 01_19_99_1
Date Received: 1999-01-19
Date Revised: 1999-04-07
Date Accepted: 1999-04-12

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