Learning Recommendations: This course is designed for students that have completed Applied Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 and want to continue taking math but are not sure what post-high school field they want to enter (math based or non-math based).

General Description: This course is designed to build upon prior knowledge of math concepts from other courses. This algebra-based CTE course features real-world algebra concepts found in banking, credit, income taxes, insurance, and household budgeting. Step-by-step strategies will help students learn the time value of money, how to evaluate the best cell phone contract, how to build a business plan by knowing costs, profits, and break even points.


  • Real world situations represented through functions, graphs and tables,
  • Functions: linear, quadratic, exponential, piecewise, and others,
  • Systems of equations and inequalities, exponential growth and decay.
  • Descriptive statistics topics, Excel


Students will learn through a combination of,

  • Collaborative instructional approach,
  • Direct Instruction,
  • Technology enhanced instruction

Equipment to be provided by students: Scientific Calculator

Course Fee: Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.