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)
Automobile Expenses (buying a car, automobile loans, renting a car, automobile insurance)
Transportation (air travel, using subways, taxi fares, bus and train travel)
Consumer Math: The Mathematics of Automobiles and Transportation covers math principles behind buying and maintaining personal vehicles, the financial res ponsibilities in owning a vehicle, as well other use of transportation such as buses, trains, airplanes, 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.