Math 2: Consumer Math

DESCRIPTION:

This course covers math processes needed to be a successful consumer. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 explains money tracking, spending plans and paying bills. It examines the use of credit, savings, major purchases, and the use of a checkbook. It explains interest rates and their effects on loans. It discusses the different types of investments and retirement plans.

Semester 2 discusses asset allocation, student loans, and paying off debt. It also explores employment benefits as well as different options in life and health insurance. This course discusses consumer awareness and various housing options. This course also covers the different types of measurement, U.S. Customary and Metric.

CREDITS:

1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:

Math 1: General Math

STANDARDS:

This course is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Florida Sunshine State Standards, Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), and the Achieve American Diploma Project Network (ADP) standards.

Math 2: Consumer Math Semester 1

  • MAT 201: Pretest – Consumer Math
  • Where Does Your Money Go? Managing Money
  • Creating a Spending Plan
  • Balancing Your Checkbook
  • Paying Bills
  • Understanding and Handling Debt
  • Interest Rates
  • Choosing Bank and Credit Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Establishing Credit
  • Taking out a Loan
  • Charge Accounts and Credit Cards
  • Planning for Retirement
  • Buying a Car
  • Purchasing a House
  • Investments Part I
  • Investments Part II
  • MAT 201: Test – Consumer Math

Math 2: Consumer Math Semester 2

  • MAT 202: Pretest – Consumer Math
  • Asset Allocation
  • Financial Resource Management Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Student Loans
  • Paying off Debt
  • Employment/Benefits
  • Taxes
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Using Calculators and Computers
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Consumer Awareness
  • Housing: Rent vs. Buying
  • U.S. Customary System of Measurements
  • Metric System of Measurements
  • Converting Between Measurement Systems
  • Currency
  • MAT 202: Test – Consumer Math