“Money grows on skills, not trees” ― Mac Duke The Strategist
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In this course, students will apply mathematical skills to real-life applications. Consumer Math utilizes a hands-on, project-based approach including labs, computer-based investigations, and portfolio projects. This class fulfills a math requirement. This is NOT a Regents course. Some topics covered will be:
Personal Finance Balancing a Checkbook Creating Budgets Buying and Leasing Vehicles Renting and Purchasing Homes Personal Record Keeping Paying Taxes Figuring Tips Planning and Paying for Vacations Investments Charitable Giving Consumerism Insurance Entrepreneurship
Classwork / Homework Assignments 20%
Tests / Quizzes 40%
Students should bring their textbook, binder and a supply of loose-leaf paper, as well as a blue or black pen and a supply of pencils to class every day. Students may use a basic calculator. Students may use their phone or electronic as a calculator to do classwork and assignments, unless the students abuse this privilege. Students MAY NOT use their phone or electronic device as a calculator during tests.