The Consumer Math workbook series from Harcourt Achieve is designed to help students understand the relevancy of math to their daily lives. Each workbook begins with a basic review of math concepts before moving on to specific skills, which are taught using a pre-skills test, problem - solving strategies, a review, and a test. Group projects, practice forms, charts, a glossary, and an answer key are also included.
This workbook is divided into three sections:
Math Skills and Concepts (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, mean, median, mode, calculator basic operations, estimation)
Part-Time and Summer Jobs (finding a job, computing pay, tips, social security)
Full-Time Work (hourly wages, overtime pay, salary, commission, insurance)
Consumer Math: The Mathematics of Work covers many of the principles involved with finding and applying for jobs, including calculating compensation, filling out time sheets, calculating tips, understanding insurance options, analyzing Social Security withholdings, and more. Extension-activities offer challenging problems related to the theme, and problems covering money, mental math, estimation, and calculator skills ensure students have a well-rounded knowledge base for handling multiple types of consumer math problems. 160 perforated newsprint-like pages, softcover. Reproducible for classroom use. Grades 6 & up.