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Online High School

Elective
Consumer Math

Consumer Math Online High School Elective

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.

Course Outline

  • Welcome
  • Course Description
  • MLA Formatting Word 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources
  • Personal Finance
  • Interest Inventory
  • Essay: Interest Inventory
  • Resume
  • Essay: Resume
  • Assignment: W 4 Form
  • Worksheet: Benefits
  • Computing your pay
  • Paychecks
  • Occupations
  • Worksheet: Pay Day!
  • Math on the Job
  • Worksheet: Getting started
  • Planning for Living & Expenses
  • Finding a Place to Live
  • Housing Search
  • Rental Agreements
  • Mortages
  • Worksheet: Home Sweet Home
  • Assignment: Home Sweet Home
  • Purchasing vs. Leasing a Car
  • Assignment: On the Road
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Price Comparison
  • Assignment: Price Comparison
  • Buying Clothes
  • Sales Tax
  • Assignment: Buying clothes
  • Cost of Living
  • Budgeting
  • Essay: Essay
  • Assignment: Exam 1
  • Banking
  • Savings Accounts
  • Essay: Essay: Finacial Planning
  • Assignment: Balancing a Checkbook
  • Credit Card Payoff
  • To charge or not to charge
  • Worksheet: Paper or Plastic?
  • Credit & Loans
  • Personal Credit Rating
  • FICO Scores
  • Rebuilding Credit
  • Absurd Math
  • Worksheet: Bad Credit? How Can That Be?
  • Assignment: Exam 2
  • Personal Bank Loans: A Helping Hand
  • Consumer Loan Application
  • Loan Agreement
  • Loan Payment
  • Worksheet: Personal Bank Loans
  • 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
  • Investing and beyond
  • Investing Basics
  • The Stock Market
  • Investing
  • Worksheet: High Finance and Beyond
  • Auto Insurance Basics
  • Insurance
  • Essay: Essay
  • Taxes
  • Understanding Your Paycheck
  • Net Pay, Income Taxes, and Other Deductions
  • Earnings Statement
  • Worksheet: TAX MAN
  • Assignment: Filing a 1040 Form
  • Assignment: Exam 4