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High School Consumer Math Elective Outline

High School Consumer Math Elective Outline

This elective credit course provides the student with a review of the fundamental computational operations. At the same time, Online High School students will work with applications of mathematics in everyday life. Topics to be studied include: personal finance, housing, transportation, taxes, insurance, investments, purchasing and budgeting. Calculators will be used extensively.

1- Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Course Description
  • MLA Formatting Word 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Planning Personal Finance

  • Personal Finance
  • Interest Inventory
  • Essay: Interest Inventory
  • Resume
  • Essay: Resume
  • Assignment: W 4 Form
  • Worksheet: Benefits

3- Pay Day!

  • Computing your pay
  • Paychecks
  • Occupations
  • Worksheet: Pay Day!

4- Math on the Job

  • Math on the Job
  • Worksheet: Getting started

5- Planning for Living Expenses

  • Planning for Living & Expenses
  • Finding a Place to Live
  • Housing Search
  • Rental Agreements
  • Mortages
  • Worksheet: Home Sweet Home
  • Assignment: Home Sweet Home

6- On the Road

  • Purchasing vs. Leasing a Car
  • Assignment: On the Road

7- Personal Shopping Needs

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Price Comparison
  • Assignment: Price Comparison
  • Buying Clothes
  • Sales Tax
  • Assignment: Buying clothes

8- Financial Planning

  • Cost of Living
  • Budgeting
  • Essay: Essay
  • Assignment: Exam 1

9- Banking & Credit

  • Banking
  • Savings Accounts
  • Essay: Essay: Finacial Planning
  • Assignment: Balancing a Checkbook

10- Credit Cards

  • Credit Card Payoff
  • To charge or not to charge
  • Worksheet: Paper or Plastic?

11- Credit & Loans

  • Credit & Loans
  • Personal Credit Rating
  • FICO Scores
  • Rebuilding Credit
  • Absurd Math
  • Worksheet: Bad Credit? How Can That Be?
  • Assignment: Exam 2

12- Financing a Purchase

  • Personal Bank Loans: A Helping Hand
  • Consumer Loan Application
  • Loan Agreement
  • Loan Payment
  • Worksheet: Personal Bank Loans

13- Investment & Savings

  • Investment & Savings
  • To Charge or Not To Charge?
  • Basic Compound Interest
  • Interest Simulation
  • Worksheet: To Charge or Not To Charge?
  • Essay: Social Security
  • Assignment: Interest

14- Invest for Success

  • Investing and beyond
  • Investing Basics

15- High Finance and Beyond

  • The Stock Market
  • Investing
  • Worksheet: High Finance and Beyond

16- Taxes & Insurance

  • Auto Insurance Basics
  • Insurance
  • Essay: Essay

17- Taxes

  • Taxes
  • Understanding Your Paycheck
  • Net Pay, Income Taxes, and Other Deductions
  • Earnings Statement
  • Worksheet: TAX MAN
  • Assignment: Filing a 1040 Form
  • Assignment: Exam 4
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