# Math Lesson: Filling Out Tax Forms

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!

## 2 Comments

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

Here’s my favorite IRS form:

“If the IRS had discovered the quadratic formula . . .”

http://www.cs.amherst.edu/~djv/irs.pdf

## 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.