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)
Personal Finance (sales tax, budgeting expenses, Net Worth, purchasing power)
Investments (retirement plans, mutual funds, certificates of deposit, buying stocks, U.S. Saving Bonds)
Consumer Math: The Mathematics of Personal Finance & Investments covers math principles to plan a budget and build savings for retirement, plan for expenses, determine net worth, 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.