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Consumer Math Part 2
LI.MAT.302107.2.PE
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
Consumer Math Part 2 is a comprehensive course focusing on consumer applications of math. It utilizes problem solving strategies and alternate methods of computation to solve a wide range of consumer problems. The course will cover home improvement costs, travel expenses, budgets, taxes, banking, and investing.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Consumer Math Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

• Analyze discounted items.
• Examine the 90-day purchase plan.
• Find the perimeter. Calculate perimeter in real-world applications.
• Determine the area of a regular figure. Calculate area in real-world applications.
• Compute the amount and cost of materials to cover walls and floors.
• Calculate the cost of building an addition.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

• Read and utilize a map, map legend, and map scale to find the distance between given locations, to estimate distances between locations, and to find the shortest distance between cities.
• Interpret and utilize a bus schedule and bus rate chart to calculate the bus fare for a trip.
• Calculate the total cost of renting a hotel room and calculate the cost of a package plan.
• Convert U.S. dollars to currency of other countries and vice versa.
• Use a rate chart to compare the costs of renting cars of various sizes.
• Analyze a time zone map.
• Use information on a flight schedule to calculate flight times.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

• Prepare, adjust, and balance a budget.
• Write large numbers and compare their values.
• Analyze the federal budget.
• Calculate total exemptions, deductions, and taxable income.
• Read and use a tax table.
• Compute the tax balance due or the amount to be refunded.
• Calculate the effective tax rate.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

• Compute simple interest and compound interest.
• Analyze how to double your money.
• Identify how to write a personal check. Analyze how to keep a checking account up-to-date and how to reconcile a checking account.
• Observe the stock market.
• Calculate the percentage of increase or decrease of an investment.
• Analyze dividends.
• Examine using credit and debit cards.

Course Materials

• Consumer Mathematics (textbook)

*Available as an iText course