# If I was a used car salesman… A WebQuest for 9 th Grade Mathematics Designed By: Angela L. Harvey EDTL 680 – Information Literacy.

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If I was a used car salesman… A WebQuest for 9 th Grade Mathematics Designed By: Angela L. Harvey AHarvey@northwood.k12.oh.us EDTL 680 – Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning – Summer 2005 INTRODUCTION TASK RESOURCES PROCESS EVALUATION CONCLUSION STANDARDS CITATIONS TEACHERS NOTES INTRODUCTION EXIT SLIDE SHOW

INTRODUCTION In this fast paced commercialized world, everyone is trying to get a great deal. Do you really know what happens at a car dealership when you by a car? How did the owners of the dealership arrive at the final cost for the vehicle? In this WebQuest, we will explore a well known car pricing web site, and we will discover the mark-up between the trade-in price and the suggested retail price. Using the techniques from our ten minute percentages lesson, we will see the astronomical increase in car prices, and in seeing this information, we can discuss why dealerships feel they have the right to charge people such an increase. After completing the activities and reading about this career, do you want to be a used car salesman?

TASK You are a consumer approximately 35 years of age. You are married with three children and a home in the suburbs. Based on the availability of computer, you may be paired with a partner for this project. You will be given a list of ten vehicles and their features. Using the Kelly Blue Book, you will need to find the vehicles Trade-In Value and Retail Value. Before using this newly found information, please make sure that you have completed and understand fully the ten minute activity on percent increase. On each of the vehicles, you will need to find the percent increase from the Trade-In Value to the Retail Value. Study all ten percentages and think of five insights into the salesmans world. These could be interesting or disturbing. Keep in mind your assumed lifestyle. 10-Minute ActivityTASK, PAGE 2

RESOURCES Kelly Blue Book www.kbb.comwww.kbb.com Confessions of a Car Salesmen www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/articles/42962/article.html www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/articles/42962/article.html Career Profiles: Auto Salesperson www.princetonreview.com/cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=28 www.princetonreview.com/cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=28 Job Description: Car Salesperson www.connexions- direct.com/jobs4u/jobfamily/retailsalesandcustomerservices/carsalespers on.cfm?id=1577&pagenumber=1&sr&keywords=sales&jobInvolves=&jobI nterest=&jobQualifications=&WhenHours=&workplace=&reorder=titleasc &jobfam=20 www.connexions- direct.com/jobs4u/jobfamily/retailsalesandcustomerservices/carsalespers on.cfm?id=1577&pagenumber=1&sr&keywords=sales&jobInvolves=&jobI nterest=&jobQualifications=&WhenHours=&workplace=&reorder=titleasc &jobfam=20 Handouts Car Features List Worksheet (This is due at the conclusion of the WebQuest.) INFOhio www.infohio.orgwww.infohio.org Encyclopaedia Britannica

PROCESS After obtaining your worksheet and your car features list, begin by logging onto Kelly Blue Book. www.kbb.comwww.kbb.com Use the example and directions below to guide you to the necessary information needed for the worksheet. After retrieving all of the necessary information to fill in your worksheet, calculate the percent increases for each vehicle. Debate quietly by yourself or with your nearest neighbor (s) about what you notice with these percentages. Ask yourself what are any similarities by grouping or major discrepancies in logic. You should write down five remarks that you can make about these percentages on your worksheet. DIRECTIONS FOR USING KELLY BLUE BOOK EXAMPLE FOR FINDING PERCENT INCREASE CAR FEATURES LISTPROCESS, PAGE 2

Read the following articles… 1.Confessions of a Car SalesmanConfessions of a Car Salesman 2.Career Profiles: Auto SalespersonCareer Profiles: Auto Salesperson 3.Job Description: Car SalespersonJob Description: Car Salesperson Form your own opinion based on all of your findings about retail car salesmen. Keeping your assumed lifestyle in mind, could you or could you not change to a career in car sales? Write your opinion on your worksheet. Class discussion to follow. BACK TO PROCESS

EXAMPLE PAGE 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate Convertible 2D 265,000 miles Hard Top/Soft Top AM/FM Stereo Leather Good Condition By using Kelly Blue Book, you could find out that the Trade-In Value for this vehicle is \$1,620. The Retail Value for this vehicle is \$4,995. First, find the difference in the prices. It is \$3,375. Secondly, answer the following question. What percent is 3,375 of 1,620? It is 208 1/3% This tells us that a car salesman just made over a 200% profit from the sale of this vehicle. Wow! It could very well be more or less of a profit because \$4,995 is simply a suggested retail price. RETURN TO PROCESS

USING KELLY BLUE BOOK 1)Go to Kelly Blue Book at www.kbb.com.www.kbb.com 2)Click on Used Cars. 3)Enter the year, make, and model of the vehicle, then select GO. 4)Enter zip code 43443, if prompted. 5)Choose Trade-In Value. 6)Select appropriate Trim from your Features List. 7)Select all other features necessary as well as entering mileage and condition if prompted. 8)Click on Get Pricing Report. 9)Scroll down until you find the price and log it on your worksheet. 10)Repeat steps 2 through 10 for each vehicle. You will also go through steps 2 through 10 for all ten vehicles again only changing step 5 to Retail Value. BACK TO PROCESSCAR FEATURES LIST

Car #1 1997 Chevy Venture Minivan 126,000 miles Air Conditioning Second Sliding Door Power Windows Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo Cassette Dual Front Air Bags ABS (4-Wheel) Good Condition Car #2 1998 BMW M3 Sedan 4D Automatic 34,000 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks AM/FM Stereo Cassette Cruise Control Dual Front Air Bags ABS (4-Wheel) Traction Control Leather Sliding Sun Roof Alloy Wheels Good Condition BACK TO PROCESS CAR 3 & 4CAR 5 & 6CAR 7 & 8CAR 9 & 10

CAR FEATURES LIST Car #3 2004 Ford F150 Long Bed V8 4.6 Liter 4WD 38,500 miles XL Air Conditioning Power Steering Tilt Wheel AM/FM Stereo Dual Front Air Bags ABS (4-Wheel) Excellent Condition Car #4 2000 Chevy Blazer Sport Utility 4D 4WD 66,700 miles LS Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo Single Compact Disc Dual Front Air Bags ABS (4-Wheel) Roof Rack Alloy Wheels Excellent Condition BACK TO PROCESS CAR 1 & 2CAR 5 & 6CAR 7 & 8CAR 9 & 10

CAR FEATURES LIST Car #5 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport Utility 4D V6 3.7 Liter Automatic 4WD 50,000 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering AM/FM Stereo Cassette Dual Front Air Bags Excellent Condition Car #6 2001 Toyota Camry LE Sedan 4D V6 3.0 Liter Automatic 78,000 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel Cruise Control Am/FM Stereo Single Compact Disc Dual Front Air Bags Sliding Sun Roof Good Condition BACK TO PROCESS CAR 1 & 2CAR 3 & 4CAR 7 & 8CAR 9 & 10

CAR FEATURES LIST Car #7 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan 4D Automatic 49,200 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo Cassette Multi Compact Disc Dual Front Air Bags Moon Roof Premium Wheels Fair Condition Car #8 1999 Mazda 626 LX Sedan 4D V6 2.5 Liter 5 Speed Manual 68,450 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo Single Compact Disc Navigation System Dual Front Air Bags Moon Roof Excellent Condition BACK TO PROCESS CAR 1 & 2CAR 3 & 4CAR 5 & 6CAR 9 & 10

CAR FEATURES LIST Car #9 1996 Lincoln Town Car Signature Sedan 4D 138,500 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks Tilt Wheel Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo Cassette Dual Front Air Bags ABS (4-Wheel) Leather Dual Power Seats Premium Wheels Good Condition Car #10 1994 Mercury Sable GS Wagon 4D V6 3.8 Liter 105,600 miles Air Conditioning Power Steering Tilt Wheel Cruise Control AM/FM Stereo Cassette Moon Roof Roof Rack Fair Condition BACK TO PROCESS CAR 1 & 2CAR 3 & 4CAR 5 & 6CAR 7 & 8

EVALUATION CATEGORY4321 Organization and Accuracy The work is presented in a neat, clear, organized fashion that is easy to read. The work is presented in a neat and organized fashion that is usually easy to read. The work is presented in an organized fashion but may be hard to read at times. The work appears sloppy and unorganized. It is hard to know what information goes together. Percentage Calculation Errors 90-100% of the steps and solutions have no mathematical errors. Almost all (85- 89%) of the steps and solutions have no mathematical errors. Most (75-84%) of the steps and solutions have no mathematical errors. More than 75% of the steps and solutions have mathematical errors. InsightExplanation is detailed and clear. Explanation is clear. Explanation is a little difficult to understand, but includes critical components. Explanation is difficult to understand and is missing several components OR was not included.

CONCLUSION Thank you again for participating in this WebQuest. Please feel free to check your answers using the link at the bottom of this page. I hope that by completing this activity you will begin to compile other important questions such as what to choose for a career, what kind of home to live in, what lifestyle to lead, and other future aspects of your life. Good luck in your future endeavors! ANSWERS TO WORKSHEET

Car #1 Trade-In = \$1,530 Retail = \$4,885 Percent Increase = 219.3% Car #2 Trade-In = \$14,150 Retail = \$20,150 Percent Increase = 42.4% Car #3 Trade-In = \$13,950 Retail = \$18,370 Percent Increase = 31.7% Car #4 Trade-In = \$7,225 Retail = \$11,130 Percent Increase = 54% Car #5 Trade-In = \$9,225 Retail = \$13,365 Percent Increase = 44.9% Car #6 Trade-In = \$6,770 Retail = \$11,340 Percent Increase = 67.5% Car #7 Trade-In = \$9,830 Retail = \$16,525 Percent Increase = 68.1% Car #8 Trade-In = \$3,500 Retail = \$6,820 Percent Increase = 94.9% Car #9 Trade-In = \$2,140 Retail = \$6,615 Percent Increase = 209.1% Car #10 Trade-In = \$990 Retail = \$3,630 Percent Increase = 266.7% BACK TO CONCLUSION

STANDARDS Mathematics Standard: Number, Number Sense and Operations Standard Grade Nine Benchmark: G. Estimate, compute, and solve problems involving real numbers, including ratio, proportion and percent, and explain solutions. Grade Level Indicator: 4. Demonstrate fluency in computations using real numbers. Library Benchmark E: Maintain a library program that is accessible by ALL students and staff when needed, all day, every day. 1. Establish library hours of operation that ensure that all students have access to the school library media center. Technology Benchmark A: Synthesize information, evaluate and make decisions about technologies. Grade Nine Commercialization of Technology 3. Make informed choices among technology systems, resources and services.

CITATIONS Career Profiles: Auto Salesperson www.princetonreview.com/cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=28. Retrieved July 2005. www.princetonreview.com/cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=28 Confessions of a Car Salesman. www.edmunds/advice/buying/articles/42962/article.html. Retrieved July 2005. www.edmunds/advice/buying/articles/42962/article.html Encyclopaedia Britannica. http://school.eb.com/eb. Retrieved July 2005http://school.eb.com/eb INFOhio. www.infohio.org. Retrieved July 2005.www.infohio.org Job Description: Car Salesperson www.connexions.gov.uk/jobs4u/summary.cfm?id=577. Retrieved July 2005. www.connexions.gov.uk/jobs4u/summary.cfm?id=577 Kelly Blue Book. www.kbb.com. Retrieved July 2005.www.kbb.com Ohio Department of Education. www.ode.state.oh.us. Retrieved July 2005.www.ode.state.oh.us

TEACHERS NOTES Hopefully this activity will prove to be a beneficial eye opening experience for the students. At the age when they will start to venture out into the consumer world, they need to have a grasp for what they are up against in a non candy-coated world. Keep a watchful eye on the students to stop surfers from getting off task. Be prepared to start answering many questions during the execution of the WebQuest. This WebQuest could last between five to seven class periods.

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