Planning Meals

Students will track the food they eat for one week. They will understand the basic nutrition requirement for healthy living and know what a calorie is and what their recommended daily calorie intake is. They will then learn how to plan and price a meal plan, learn about weights and measures, and will learn how […]

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Clothing

This course will teach you brief history of clothing as well as the different types of fabric available for clothing today. You will learn how to wash, iron, and fold clothes, as well as how to remove some common stains. You will then learn how to take measurements of yourself. This helps you find the […]

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Starting a Business

This course will help you understand some of the macro level planning that takes place when starting a business. Mission statements, business structures, advertising, selling online, and establishing a website are topics covered in this course. Students will: Write a mission statement for their business. Choose a business structure for their business. Determine which permits […]

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Investing and Retirement

Earning money is only the beginning of the path way to financial success. Knowing where and how to invest your money can make the difference between security and uncertainty. This online course will help you learn about some of the different options available for investing you money. Topics include banks, stocks, bonds, options, and many […]

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Life After High School

Most of the decisions we make about our future career and income potential are made during and right after we finish High School. This time of our life can be so important to our future, and yet many are unaware of the choices that are available to them. During this course you will explore some […]

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Budgeting

During this course, you will learn about budgets. A budget is a plan. It is something you set up to help you keep track of where you plan on spending your money. It helps give you a picture of where your money is getting spent and gives you a chance to control your spending and […]

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Bills

During this course you will learn about different types of bills. You will learn about buying and renting a home, utilities, car payments, and grocery bills. These are some of the first bills you will be paying for as you mature and move out on your own. Students will: Know the vocabulary of buying a […]

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Income

During this course you will learn about the different ways an employer can calculate your pay. Such as getting paid by the hour, getting paid tips, or earning commission on sales. We will show you how to calculate your pay and will help you understand some of the things on your paycheck that the government […]

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Getting a Job

During this course you will learn about your personality types. You will take a personality survey and start to understand a little about the types of jobs you may enjoy and skills you may have. You will learn about letters of interest, resume’s, and job applications. You will prepare answers to some commonly asked interview […]

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Managing Your Time

The managing your time lessons will show you some basic strategies for making and keeping a plan. You will begin by looking forward, imagining what you will be in 10 years. With this image of your future self you will then set short term goals and set tasks to be completed on a daily or […]

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The Etiquette Factory: Managing Your Time

The managing your time lessons will show you some basic strategies for making and keeping a plan. You will begin by looking forward, imagining what you will be in 10 years. With this image of your future self you will then set short term goals and set tasks to be completed on a daily or […]

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Projecting Profits

This unit teaches how to graph company profits, and create equations for projecting profits based on future sales. Students will: Create linear graphs of company sales and profits. Create linear equations to represent company sales and profits. Ideas For Teaching Many students don’t like graphing and don’t understand linear equations. They think of it as […]

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Experimental Probability

This unit teaches students about probability, both calculated and experimental. Students will: Learn how to calculate probabilities. Learn how to project probabilities through experiment. Ideas For Teaching Play the games of chance in the classroom. Evaluate the probability of winning the lottery. Watch the video Caines Arcade for inspiration. […]

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Shipping

This lesson will teach students the basics of calculating shipping costs. Students will: Understand girth, weight, and volume measurements. Calculate shipping costs. […]

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Restaurant Owner – Menu Design

Students will use fractions, unit conversion, markup, and unit sales as they create a menu and associated recipes for a restaurant. They will calculate cost of cooking, sales prices, and basic costs of running a restaurant. Students will: Research and produce recipes for various foods. Increase the ingredients proportionally to match the required servings. Design […]

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Travel Agent – Design a Trip

This lesson teaches students how to plan for a road trip. They will calculate travel costs, hotel costs, and time zones. Students will: Calculate the cost of gas based on miles per gallon, miles traveled, and gas costs. Learn to read public transportation schedules. How to calculate the cost of a hotel room. Understand the […]

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Product Design and Sales

This lesson expands the concepts of unit sales and percents by teaching students how to design and sell a Marshmallow Shooter. Students will: Research and develop costs of parts for a Marshmallow Shooter. Calculate the waste of material. Determine the sales price and profits for the toy. Math Skills Being Utilized Multiply digits and decimal, […]

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Calculating Selling Price

This lesson expands the concepts of unit sales and percents by teaching students how to create a pricing model for a popcorn company. Students will: Research and develop costs of ingredients for popcorn. Calculate serving costs for a bag of popcorn. Determine the sales price of the popcorn and profits. Math Skills Being Utilized Multiply […]

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Calculating Staffing Requirements

This lesson teaches how to calculate costs and staffing requirements in a company. Students will: Calculate the number of people required to sufficiently staff a company. Math Skills Being Utilized Using production rates to calculate work. Use rounding and estimating. Calculate salaries from wages. […]

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Tax Returns

Students will complete a simple personal tax return form for Federal Taxes using form 1040-EZ. Students will: Complete the form W-4 to estimate withholding’s. Complete a tax return using form 1040-EZ and W-2. Ideas for Teaching Show how much money they can make as a tax preparer each year. Use the W2’s in their project […]

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