High School Consumer Math Elective Outline

This elective credit course provides the student with a review of the fundamental computational operations. At the same time, Online High School students will work with applications of mathematics in everyday life. Topics to be studied include: personal finance, housing, transportation, taxes, insurance, investments, purchasing and budgeting. Calculators will be used extensively.

1- Introduction

  • Welcome

  • Course Description

  • MLA Formatting Word 2007

  • MLA Documentation updates

  • MLA Citation

  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Planning Personal Finance

  • Personal Finance

  • Interest Inventory

  • Essay: Interest Inventory

  • Resume

  • Essay: Resume

  • Assignment: W 4 Form

  • Worksheet: Benefits

3- Pay Day!

  • Computing your pay

  • Paychecks

  • Occupations

  • Worksheet: Pay Day!

4- Math on the Job

  • Math on the Job

  • Worksheet: Getting started

5- Planning for Living Expenses

  • Planning for Living & Expenses

  • Finding a Place to Live

  • Housing Search

  • Rental Agreements

  • Mortages

  • Worksheet: Home Sweet Home

  • Assignment: Home Sweet Home

6- On the Road

  • Purchasing vs. Leasing a Car

  • Assignment: On the Road

7- Personal Shopping Needs

  • Grocery Shopping

  • Price Comparison

  • Assignment: Price Comparison

  • Buying Clothes

  • Sales Tax

  • Assignment: Buying clothes

8- Financial Planning

  • Cost of Living

  • Budgeting

  • Essay: Essay

  • Assignment: Exam 1

9- Banking & Credit

  • Banking

  • Savings Accounts

  • Essay: Essay: Finacial Planning

  • Assignment: Balancing a Checkbook

10- Credit Cards

  • Credit Card Payoff

  • To charge or not to charge

  • Worksheet: Paper or Plastic?

11- Credit & Loans

  • Credit & Loans

  • Personal Credit Rating

  • FICO Scores

  • Rebuilding Credit

  • Absurd Math

  • Worksheet: Bad Credit? How Can That Be?

  • Assignment: Exam 2

12- Financing a Purchase

  • Personal Bank Loans: A Helping Hand

  • Consumer Loan Application

  • Loan Agreement

  • Loan Payment

  • Worksheet: Personal Bank Loans

13- Investment & Savings

  • Investment & Savings

  • To Charge or Not To Charge?

  • Basic Compound Interest

  • Interest Simulation

  • Worksheet: To Charge or Not To Charge?

  • Essay: Social Security

  • Assignment: Interest

14- Invest for Success

  • Investing and beyond

  • Investing Basics

15- High Finance and Beyond

  • The Stock Market

  • Investing

  • Worksheet: High Finance and Beyond

16- Taxes & Insurance

  • Auto Insurance Basics

  • Insurance

  • Essay: Essay

17- Taxes

  • Taxes

  • Understanding Your Paycheck

  • Net Pay, Income Taxes, and Other Deductions

  • Earnings Statement

  • Worksheet: TAX MAN

  • Assignment: Filing a 1040 Form

  • Assignment: Exam 4