Math II: 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 I: 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 II Semester 1

Where does your money go? Managing Money
Creating a Spending Plan
Balancing Your Checkbook
Paying Bills
Handling and Understanding 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

Math II Semester 2

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

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