Skyline 3

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
  • Excel


Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Collaborative instructional approach
  • Direct instruction
  • Technology enhanced instruction

Equipment to be provided by Student: Scientific calculator. If you need to purchase one, the TI-30XIIS is recommended. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor.

Note: Students who complete this course may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs. For more information, please visit the CTE Dual Credit page.