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Consumer Math: Practical Math Needed for Life! Semester 2 SP

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Daysha Conway, M.Ed
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In this interactive 12-week course, students dive into the practical math skills essential for real-world applications. From understanding insurance to budgeting, they'll tackle real-life math that's vital for everyday decision-making.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
12 lessons//12 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Understanding Utility Bills
Dive into the details of utility bills, learning how to read them, what charges are included, and how to manage and reduce costs.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Insurance Basics
Uncover the fundamentals of insurance, including types, how it works, the importance of coverage, and understanding the costs involved.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Calculating Insurance Costs
Get hands-on experience with calculating insurance premiums and understanding what factors influence these costs.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Buying a Car
Embark on a comprehensive project that covers the A to Z of buying a car, from budgeting to negotiating prices and understanding loans.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Shopping for Food on a Budget
Master the art of grocery shopping with a budget in mind, learning how to plan meals, compare prices, and save money.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Watch Your Investments Grow
Explore the basics of investing, how to start, and watch the magic of compounding interest work on your investments.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Installment Loans
Understand the mechanics behind installment loans, including calculating interest rates, monthly payments, and total costs.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Budgeting for a Trip
Learn to plan and budget for a trip, covering everything from saving for the trip to managing expenses while traveling.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Filing Taxes Simplified
Demystify the tax filing process, learn about deductions, credits, and how to file your taxes confidently.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
The Importance of Credit Scores
Discover how credit scores are calculated, why they matter, and how to improve and maintain a good score.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Comprehensive Review and Assessment
A thorough review of all the topics covered in the course to reinforce learning and ensure understanding.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
The Game of Life
Testing Financial Skills and Budgeting for the Real World - Apply everything learned in a fun, interactive simulation that tests your financial skills and budgeting prowess in real-life scenarios.
Students will improve both their literacy and mathematical skills while applying those skills to real-life scenarios they will encounter in their adult lives.
I have been teaching consumer math and personal finance classes for 20 years.
Homework Offered
I will be giving out enrichment and practice problems students can do independently each week to ensure I know the student is learning. If a student is taking this class for a grade or credit, they will need to do the enrichments for assessment.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will be uploading two online assessments for learners to complete as well as options for weekly enrichments to complete outside of class that I will grade and provide feedback for. These enrichment activities are optional. If you would like a formal grade or assessment at the conclusion of the course if the enrichments are completed, please let me know, and I will be happy to do that for you!
Grades Offered
I will be uploading two online assessments for learners to complete as well as options for weekly enrichments that I will grade and provide feedback for. If you would like a formal grade or assessment at the conclusion of the course, please let me know, and I will be happy to do that for you!
Students should have access to a calculator for this class.  I may occasionally post quick quizzes to do on Kahoot or on a free, no login website I use to create assessments.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(456)
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Hello, and welcome to my profile!

My goal is to guide learners through the enriching world of writing, the practicality of important adulting life skills, and the everyday relevance of consumer math and personal finance. Setting learners up for... 
Self-Paced Class

$18

weekly or $215 for all content
12 pre-recorded lessons
12 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 43 learners
Ages: 13-18

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