Business/Consumer Math

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Business/Consumer Math


Business/Consumer Math:

Business/Consumer Math explains how four basic mathematical operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division – can be used to solve real-life problems. It addresses practical applications for math, such as wages, taxes, money management, and interest and credit. Projects for the Real World activities are included that promote cross-curricular learning and higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.

Course Goal:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with basic math skills useful in solving real-life business problems. Students also learn the common bookkeeping, financial planning, and legal tasks connected to these math skills.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Solve basic math problems using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and equations.
  2. Solve business math problems using equations.
  3. Maintain checking accounts and prepare bank reconciliations.
  4. Prepare invoices and calculate trade and cash discounts.
  5. Calculate markups and markdowns.
  6. Compute payroll.
  7. Compute simple and compound interest.
  8. Solve mortgage problems.
  9. Course project.
  10. Complete depreciation problems.
  11. Use algebraic formulas to solve business math equations.
  12. Evaluate investments in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
  13. Use advanced functions in spreadsheets.
  14. Produce business reports.

Business/Consumer Math can be studied as a full-year course as an alternative to Algebra II. Students who appreciate practical and financial applications of algebra will like this course! This course is also offered in condensed form as a single semester course.