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)
Taxes (Federal Income taxes, reporting income, State and City Income taxes, 1040EZ, itemized deductions)
Housing (renting an apartment, buying a house or condominium, utilities, decorating and remodeling, getting a mortgage, fixed rates)
Consumer Math: The Mathematics of Housing and Taxes covers calculating and reporting income and taxes, as well as financial obligations involved with renting and owning property, 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.