# High School Consumer Mathematics

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Suggested Prerequisites

Algebra 1

Description

Master your financial future from high school to retirement! In this course, you'll learn to budget, save, invest, and plan for every stage of life. Understand the importance of smart financial decisions and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain practical skills to manage your money, grow your wealth, and secure a comfortable retirement. Start your journey to financial independence today!

Module One: Teenage Years

-expressions and equations related to income

-simple interest formula

-percent calculations for saving and spending money

-percent calculations: discounts, markups, and sales tax

-different forms of banking

-cost analysis of purchasing a vehicle

-calculate costs related to transportation

-informed consumer decisions

Module Two: Life After High School

- expressions and equations related to income over time

-percent calculations: borrowing and paying back student loans and credit cards

-data to analyze salary

-calculate the costs of post-secondary education

-interest formula to explore student loans

-informed consumer decisions

-compound and simple interest

-credit cards 101

Module Three: Cost of Living

-how much will it cost to live on your own

-how much to spend on rent

-understanding cost per square foot

-building a budget and analyzing it

-compare budget to actual spending

-calculate costs related to monthly expenses

-informed consumer decisions using: unit rates and proportions

-know your options for savings plans

Module Four: Home Sweet Home

-expressions and equations related to credit score

-informed decision on renting or buying property

-calculate costs related to mortgage loans

-geometric formulas to determine material costs

-informed consumer decisions

Module Five: Big Spending

-apply percent calculations for business growth

-solve proportions for temperature, currency, and measurement conversions

-probability to determine the chances of winning

-solve equations to avoid financial pitfalls

Module Six: Retirement

-expressions and equations to determine taxable income

-apply formulas to calculate and understand tax rates

-expressions and equations to determine total retirement income

-expressions and equations to determine total income from a pension

-expressions and equations to determine total Social Security

-calculate monthly expenses in retirement, including medical

-understand inflation

-systems of equations for savings, distance, and cost comparisons