Santa Cruz **Learning Center**

# Consumer Math/

# MATH IN THE REAL WORLD

Wednesdays and Fridays 845-945am

INSTRUCTOR: Malika Bell

Price: $500 per semester

This course will be project-based and there is not a textbook required.

This is a year-long course

This Math course provides a comprehensive look at the study of applied mathematics. Students are challenged to develop a deep understanding of mathematics in daily life. This course will meet the rigor of an algebra 1 course, but explain concepts using a real-world approach. A large portion of the curriculum was compiled from the works of the Next Gen Personal Finance organization (NGPF) which is a group of educators dedicated to sharing free curriculum to teachers about personal finance.

**First Semester Units:**

- Money
- Taxes
- Checking and Savings
- Paying for College
- Types of Credit

**Second Semester Units:**

- Managing Credit
- Investing
- Insurance
- Budgeting
- Geometry

**Textbook: **

**Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers 7th Edition**

by Robert Brechner and George Bergeman

ISBN-13: 978-1285189758

ISBN-10: 1285189752