Math Lesson: Filling Out Tax Forms

Published by patrick honner on

Here is a math lesson I put together for the New York Times Learning Network that is built around parsing income information and properly filling out tax forms.

This lesson supplies students with cost-of-living scenarios and mocked-up W2 and 1099-INT forms and challenges them to work their way through Federal Form 1040EZ.

A few older students might like to try this, too!

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


Japheth Wood · April 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

Here’s my favorite IRS form:
“If the IRS had discovered the quadratic formula . . .”

MrHonner · April 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

That is hilarious! I bet an entire series could be created: “If the IRS discovered Mathematics…”

Thanks for sharing.

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