Getting Started Consumer Math

CM Button 480Consumer Math is a two part (semester) course lasting a total of 40 weeks. These classes are designed to fulfill general math credit for high school students. The focus is on applying math skills to real world situations, not the mechanics of how to do the math.

Personal Finance (20 weeks)

Students learn about math by applying the principles being taught in real life.  Success means you stay out of debt.  The richest person gets an “A”. Topics include: How do I get a job? How much money am I worth?  How do I calculate my pay? What do I do with my paycheck after I get it?

Business Finance (20 weeks)

Business Finance contains 16 units designed to last one semester. A second semester course, it will build on and expand the personal finance lessons. Topics include: How many employees do I need?  What are my profits?  How do I do my taxes?  the Business Finance course will take the student through these basic questions that each small business owner needs to answer.  Students will create businesses and sell products to each other.