# High School Consumer Mathematics

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Description

Consumer Mathematics improves math skills by focusing on real world topics. This course is creatively designed to take students on a real-life journey beginning in their teenage years, then moving to life after high school and eventually retirement. Whether solving equations related to income or writing linear functions to better understand inflation, students use a variety of math skills to make informed consumer decisions.This course can be taken in a variety of circumstances including as a 4th year mathematics course with or without taking Algebra II, to reinforce important concepts after taking Algebra I, for the benefit of understanding how mathematics relates to everyday life, or even as a part of a CTE Program of Study.

Segment One

Module 01 - Teenage Years

• Earning income
• Time value of money
• Savings
• Delayed gratification
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Creating and solving equations
• Simplifying expressions
• Percentages
• Simple interest

Module 02 - Life After High School

• Value of education
• Setting goals
• Debt
• Credit
• Earning income
• Time value of money
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Creating and solving equations
• Simplifying expressions
• Percentages
• Simple interest
• Compound interest
• Percent increase/decrease
• Proportions
• Ratios
• Inequalities

Module 03 - Cost of Living

• Setting goals
• Value of money
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Protecting/insuring
• Creating and solving equations
• Simplifying expressions
• Percentages
• Simple interest
• Percent increase/decrease
• Fractions
• Inequalities

Segment Two

Module 04 - Home Sweet Home

• Using credit
• Value of money
• Debt
• Setting goals
• Time value of money
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Creating and solving equations
• Simplifying expressions
• Percentages
• Simple interest
• Compound interest
• Percent increase/decrease

Module 05 - Big Spending

• Saving
• Value of money
• Using credit
• Time value of money
• Setting goals
• Financial investing
• Delayed gratification
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Creating and solving equations
• Simplifying expressions
• Percentages
• Simple interest
• Compound interest
• Proportions
• Probability

Module 06 - Retirement

• Earning income
• Saving
• Value of money
• Risk
• Using credit
• Time value of money
• Setting goals
• Financial investing
• Delayed gratification
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Creating and solving equations
• Simplifying expressions
• Percentages
• Simple interest
• Compound interest
• System of Equations