FEATURED CHALLENGE: OVERVIEW

Where To Work?

You’ve been offered a job by two different tech companies, Google and Amazon. Which one will you choose?

Use salary and company information to make the best decision!  Use proportional reasoning and interpret linear graphs to determine the best offer.


Grade 8  |  Expressions & Equations, Statistics & Probability | Time: 50 minutes

Common Core State Standards: 8.SP.A.3, 8.EE.C.8.A & 8.EE.B.5   
Careers: Information Technology

 

STEP 1

Pick a career!

Which career will be the most popular in your class? Poll to select.


STEP 2

Analyze the Job Offers.

You've been offered two jobs! Analyse the job offers and compare to the average earning increases for each of your Google & Amazon friends.

Justify your estimates using data & graphs.
Discuss, make a decision and share with your family & friends.


STEP 3

Which company has the best offer after 4 years?

Analyse what happens after 4 years on the job at each company.


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BONUS: ADVANCED LEVEL

Cost of Living Adjustment. 

What happens to your data when you adjust for Cost of Living: Mountain View (Google) vs Seattle (Amazon) ?


Apply math concepts in real-world scenarios. Build critical thinking and reasoning skills. 
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The name ‘Google’ belongs to Google Inc. The name ‘Amazon’ belongs to Amazon.com Inc.