Santa Cruz Learning Center

Consumer Real World Math


This class is still building enrollment, please contact us with open days and times if you would like to take this course.
INSTRUCTOR: Jay Dane  
Price: $500 per semester


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:

  1. Money
  2. Taxes
  3. Checking and Savings
  4. Paying for College
  5. Types of Credit


Second Semester Units:

  1. Managing Credit
  2. Investing
  3. Insurance
  4. Budgeting
  5. Geometry


Textbook: 

Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers 7th Edition

by Robert Brechner and George Bergeman 
ISBN-13: 978-1285189758
ISBN-10: 1285189752

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