Learning Recommendations: Designed for students who have completed MT100A/B - CC Algebra 1 and MT200A/B - CC Geometry. This course can serve as the third credit of math for students who elect to take a CTE alternative for the third year requirement through a counselor-supported approval process. This course is also appropriate for students who have completed Algebra 2 and want to take a course specifically focusing on the mathematics of personal finance.
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, and 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
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:
- Collaborative instructional approach
- Direct instruction
- Technology enhanced instruction
Equipment to be provided by Student: Scientific calculator