Learning Recommendations:  This semester course is designed for students with good math skills who have completed Algebra 2  and want to use their math skills as they learn about finances. It can also be used as an elective for CTE or Math.

General Description: This course is designed to build upon prior knowledge of math concepts from other courses at an accelerated pace. This algebra-based CTE course features real-world algebra concepts found in Investing, Banking, Credit, Income Taxes, Insurance, and Household Budgeting. Step-by-step strategies will help students learn the time value of money, evaluate the best banks and credit cards, make financial decisions like buying a car or renting an apartment, calculate payments and interest in loans, and invest in the stock market. Since this is an accelerated version of MTH305, all concepts are available to the students, but some will be eliminated based on student preferences.


  • Real world situations represented through functions, graphs and tables, statistics, regressions
  • Functions: linear, quadratic, exponential, piecewise, and others
  • Systems of equations and inequalities, Exponential growth and decay
  • Excel and online applications

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Collaborative instructional approach
  • Direct Instruction
  • Technology enhanced instruction

Homework:  Homework for this class is mainly assigned practice problems in a workbook and can usually be completed within 30-45 minutes per day. Projects and tests are done in class.

Course Fee / Materials:  Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link. A graphing calculator is provided in the classroom, but student should have one to use at home.