How much do different professions earn in a year?

How much do a schoolteacher and LeBron James make in a year? In this lesson students explore not only how much people earn each year, but also each day, hour and minute. They also figure out how long a teacher would have to work to earn what LeBron makes in a year, and how long each of them would have to work to buy a new car.

Finally, students calculate how much income tax each person has to pay every year, and discuss whether there is a difference between how much someone pays in taxes and how much they’re worth.

- Convert annual salaries into other unit rates (e.g. dollars per day, per hour, or per minute)
- Use rates to determine how long it would take a teacher and LeBron to buy a new car, and how long it would take a teacher to earn what LeBron makes in a year
- Determine how much each person pays each year in income tax, and discuss whether or not this seems fair

Schoolteachers, LeBron James