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Financial Literacy

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

General Description

Prerequisite:  Algebra 2 (recommended)

Building on prior knowledge of math concepts from other courses, Financial Literacy will take students step-by-step through strategies to help you learn the time value of money. There are six areas of focus in this class:  Investing, Banking, Credit, Income Taxes, Insurance and Household Budgeting. Students will analyze and evaluate investment strategies, credit products such as loans and credit cards, car insurance, household budget, and more areas of personal finance. Students will explore and create a business plan using cost analysis, income and break even points.  The applications-based practice problems use real-life scenarios and will allow students to review and strengthen algebra mechanics and problem solving skills.  It reviews and strengthens your algebra mechanics and problems solving skills, while at the same time teaches selected advanced mathematics topics such as piecewise functions, regressions, limits, exponential functions, linear/quadratic systems and more.

A Thinking Classroom is one where mathematical reasoning is visible. Students are encouraged to ask questions. Curiosity is fostered and valued. Answers are important, yet it is the mathematical reasoning and communication of ideas that is of utmost importance.
 

Theory of Action

A Thinking Classroom is one where mathematical reasoning is visible. Students are encouraged to ask questions. Curiosity is fostered and valued. Answers are important, yet it is the mathematical reasoning and communication of ideas that is of utmost importance.