Amber Kraus
5 years ago
Last Updated
1 year ago
It has been said that small industry serves as the backbone of the American economy. In this project, students will study the instrumental role of small businesses on the economy, analyze the impact of unemployment and design a small business to address a niche for an identified population.

Similar to the TV series "Shark Tank," the culminating project consists of students going into the “Guppy Tank” where their niche business proposal will be evaluated by fellow student entrepreneurs.

Related topics: Retail Marketing, Statistics & Data Analysis, Business Math, Economics

This project was brought to you by: Amber Kraus (CTE), Andre Fusilier (CTE), Loi Serrano (Math), Jerry Spencer (ELA, ELD, CTE) and Project Specialist Sheri Coburn.


Industries / Pathways
  • Business and Finance Business and Finance
  • Marketing, Sales, and Services Marketing, Sales, and Services
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • History/Social Science
  • English Language Development
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

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Come on Down, You're the Next Contestant! (CTE)

What's Your Business? (CTE)

Guppy Tank Culminating Lesson (CTE)

What's Your Flavor? Calculating Conditional Probability (Math)

We all Scream for Ice Cream: Data Collection and Projecting Probability (Math)

Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Using Probability for Business Ventures (Math)

The Break-Even Point: Using Linear Equations (Math)

What is a small business budget anyway?

Let's Create a Small Business Budget pt 1

Let's Create a Small Business Budget pt 2

Analyzing Small Business Budgets

The Ripple Effects of Unemployment-Psychological and Community Effects

The Ripple Effects of Unemployment on Economies

The Ripple Effects of Unemployment on Personal and Community Health

The Ripple Effects of Unemployment - Long Term Consequences