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  • Concrete objectives for each lesson
  • Online quizzes
  • Narrated lesson presentations
  • Hints and helpful information

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  • All material is available as a printable PDF files
  • Student workbooks are available for purchase
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Features:

  • Students apply math skills to practical situations
  • Students gain confidence about life as an employee
  • Students learn how to be a good employee
  • Students learn the importance of tracking money

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Complete Personal Finance Curriculum

Consumer Math 1

20 weeks (1 Semester)

How do I get a job? How much money am I worth and how do I calculate my pay. What do I do with my paycheck after I get it? This course teaches math by teaching skills such as getting jobs, balancing checks, and saving money. Teaching math as it applies to the real world of personal finance!
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Getting a Job (in class)

Week 1 | Unit 1

Students will be introduced to the course material and getting started.
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Calculating Payments

Week 2 | Unit 2

Students will learn how to calculate and estimate weekly payments for specific bills.
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Checks

Week 3 | Unit 3

Students will learn how to pay bills and keep track of personal finances manually.
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Wages and Income

Week 4-6 | Unit 4

Learn to calculate your gross pay based on wages, salary, tips, and commission. Learn how to convert time to decimals and to use those numbers to calculate your paycheck. Learn how to calculate your before taxes paycheck.
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Meal Planning

Week 7-8 | Unit 5

Students will learn how to save money by planning meals and buying food.
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Calculating a Budget

Week 9 | Unit 6

Students will show their budget on pie charts. They will learn some rules of thumb for budgeting.
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Medical Insurance

Week 10-11 | Unit 7

Students will learn about and make decisions regarding medical insurance. They will calculate payments, costs, and deductibles.
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Auto Insurance

Week 12 | Unit 8

Students will learn and make decisions about automobile insurance.
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Interest

Week 13 | Unit 9

Students will learn how to calculate simple and compound interest.
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The Stock Market

Week 14 | Unit 10

Students will learn about stocks and the basics of price changes in the Stock Market.
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Buying a Car

Week 15 Unit 11

Students will be introduced to various things to consider and calculate when purchasing an automobile.
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Buying a House

Week 16 | Unit 12

Students will be introduced to different aspects of purchasing a home.
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Home Improvements

Week 17-18 | Unit 13

Students will be introduced home floor plans and calculations for various remodeling projects.
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Home Party Planning

Week 19 | Unit 14

Students will learn to calculate the costs of hosting a party or gathering.
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The Final: Personal Finance

Week 20 | Unit 15

Students will review the basics of the units taught and prepare for the final.
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