A two-semester course designed for high school students, this course focuses on the applications of mathematics in both personal and business settings. This course contains 15 major topics encompassing many aspects of financial math: personal financial planning, income, budgeting and wise spending, banking, paying taxes, the importance of insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, consumer loans, consumer credit, consumer debt, economic principles, traveling abroad, starting a business, and analyzing business data. Students apply various math skills such as percents, proportions, probability, data analysis, linear systems, exponential functions and formulas to real life situations.
Internet Access, electronic device
Students must have access to the Internet and an electronic device.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Documentation of course work completed week-by-week
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- Documentation of course participation is recorded by Edgenuity
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- A contract outlining the expectation of the course is explained to the student and parent(s). Weekly course completion percentage expectations are outlined according to how much time the student has to complete the course. For Unit and Culminating tests, students are required to take the test in a proctored environment at school. Course work estimation is 50 hours of instruction per semester, not counting writing time and assignment completion time or quizzes and testing time.