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Personal Finance

Grades:  10-12
Prerequisite:  None

Course Description:  Students will reinforce general math topics such as basic arithmetic, measurement, ratio, proportion, and basic statistics to learn how to set up a bank account, budgeting, and balancing a checking account; use technology to maintain and personalize finances; and learn different saving methods and develop a method which fits them best. Students will learn decision making models and be able to have a system they can use for decisions they will face at the current time and in their future. Students will learn about money management, banks, credit, loans, retirement, investing, identity fraud, options after high school, etc.

Instructional Methods/Assessments:  Instructional methods include lectures, discussions, cooperative learning, and individual investigations. Assessments include daily work, homework, tests, quizzes, projects, and semester final. 

Recommended Background for Success:  This course is open to all students who are motivated learners. Students should be able to solve equations; understand and use number operations and order of operations with integers; and understand and use fractions, percents, ratios and proportions. Students should know how to use a graphing calculator (TI-84 plus).

Personal Finance Syllabus (2019-20)