Consumer Math Grades 11-12 Print Credit Recovery

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Consumer math is all about how we use math in our everyday lives. This course will take math topics you may already be familiar with and apply them to things you will use now and in the future. It can help give you skills for the world of jobs, money, and daily living. This course will help you find out about paychecks, saving and managing money, and other useful topics. Many students feel that it is one of the most useful math courses they can take while in high school because it teaches you how to use math in the world.

Course Objectives

This study material is designed to provide students with a concise review of general mathematics. After completing the exercises found in the Study Guide, you will be able to:

  • • Be enabled to understand numbers, ways of representing numbers and relationships between numbers;
  • • Recognize and generate equivalent forms of commonly used fractions, decimals, and percent’s;
  • • Understand various meanings of multiplication and division;
  • • Understand the effects of multiplying and dividing whole numbers;
  • • Understand the meaning and effects of arithmetic operations with fractions, decimals.
  • • Understand and use the inverse relationships of addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division to simplify computations and solve problems;
  • • Develop and analyze algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, and integers and develop fluency in their use;
  • • Develop, analyze, and explain methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios.
  • • Model and solve contextualized problems using various representations, tables, and equations;
  • • Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving;
  • • Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts;
  • • Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems;
  • • Compute gross earnings according to hourly, salary, and commission pay rate;
  • • Compute simple interest, the rate of interest and consumer bills based on rate;

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