Tax burden context-rich problem
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
Students are asked to write a letter to the editor of their newspaper to explain their point of view as a seller in a market that is about to experience an increased sales tax rate.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
You own a grocery store in the city of Minneapolis. As you read the paper this morning you discover that a proposal to fund a new football stadium in Minneapolis includes raising the sales tax in the city of Minneapolis by making it 0.5% higher for all sales within the city limits. Compose a letter to the editor of your newspaper to explain your point of view on this proposal.
Student handout for tax burden context-rich problem (Rich Text File 31kB May28 09)