# đź’¸Money Doesnâ€™t Grow on Trees đź’¸

Salutations and welcome to my Time is Money portfolio post! During the past month or so my Scimatics 9 class has been studying linear equations. To do so in a PLP fashion, we accompanied our basic math practice with the challenge of integrating our knowledge into finance. The basic blanket explanation if you will, we were tasked with providing a product or service of our choice in order to calculate our expenses, time, and profits in a simple spreadsheet. Furthermore, we took said spreadsheet and converted it into a linear equation with which we created our final graph. As for presentation, we each created a short video explaining the process and competencies.

##### Understanding & Solving:

The first competency being assessed is all about proving our ability to â€śapply multiple strategies to solve problems in both abstract and contextualized situations.â€ť In creating my spreadsheet I believe a did well with this competency. The time, expenses, and startup costs per each session are all accounted for and were used to calculate my equation later on.

My Equation

##### Communicating & Representing:

Our second competency requires students to â€śrepresent our mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms.â€ť Although I came through in having my linear equation to determine my profit per service I didnâ€™t come up with a prediction for my NET earnings over the span of a year. I fell a little behind with this competency but I feel that I have improved in representing my graphs and equations since projects in the past.

##### Connecting & Reflecting:

The third and final competency of Time is Money asks students to â€śconnect mathematical concepts to one another and to other areas of personal interest.â€ť The entire premise of this project is to make and predict a profit of a job or service of your choosing so in doing so I chose something that I typically enjoy. While gardening isnâ€™t something I could make a living off of, nor is it all that similar to my future aspirations, it was what I felt to be a good example and choice for this project. I also chose it to ensure that I wasnâ€™t doing something that I utterly dreaded.

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All in all this project did itâ€™s job in helping me learn linear equations. Below is my final video that explains my service and my linear equation. Youâ€™ll probably find that not every flower and plant has bloomed as that tends to take a while!

Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk!

– Ciara