Mortgage, Credit and the Price You Pay: A Mortgage Simulation

Reuben Benzel

How much are you really paying for a mortgage when you extend the loan and/or have bad credit?

Grade Level
Algebra II Mathematics
80 minutes



Engages in investigations and asking questions without necessarily questioning the structural status quo. Delves into popular culture and provides explorations of powerful images. Tensions are recognized that may result in some discomfort.


Multiple Ways of Knowing and Doing

The knowledge and wisdom of the students, families, and communities are centered in content and materials to promote equitable and inclusive learning experiences.

Deep and Transformational Learning

The promotion of academic success and transformational ends through a rigorous and integrated process that honors learners and communities as cultural entities and works to change the world to be a more equitable and inclusive place.

Equitable Practices and Systems

Leading learning and knowledge sharing is mediated through equitable and inclusive dispositions and decision-making processes that promote the success of disenfranchised learners and communities.

Empowering Families and Communities

Families and community members are key stakeholders in determining the ways materials and resources are accessible, equitable, and inclusive for all students.


Social Justice

Diversity 8 - Students will respectfully express curiosity about the history and lived experiences of others and will exchange ideas and beliefs in an open-minded way.
Justice 13 - Students will analyze the harmful impact of bias and injustice on the world, historically and today.


Empowered Learner 1b - Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
Knowledge Constructor 3d - Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.


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