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.
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.
- Consumer Mathematics (textbook)
*Available as an iText course