My boys and I recently had a conversation about minimum wage and it got me thinking about my first job. It was the late 1980’s and I was 13 years old. I worked at Bishop’s Buffet rolling silverware in napkins and I made a whopping $2.15 an hour!
Here are some ways to spend some Math Minutes…
- Ask a parent, grandparent, or other adult what their first job was and how much they made per hour. Post a comment using your first name only, grade, and school (i.e. Trevor, 6, Sunset)
- Look at this site and make a table of Nebraska’s minimum wage from 1968 to present. BONUS: Turn your data into a graph.
- Using the same site in #2, compare the minimum wage for 2-3 states. Use this online graphing tool or another graphing tool of your choice.
- Read about Nebraska’s minimum wage at: https://www.minimum-wage.org/nebraska What kinds of jobs offer minimum wage? Is $9.00 an hour sufficient? Leave your comments below.