High Math for Data and Financial Literacy
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In Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy, you will explore specific math skills to understand how money will impact your life from a personal and a business perspective. You will see how properly managing money can lead you to financial success and you will also learn how to analyze data to help you make decisions.
Instruction will be focused to ensure mastery in these five areas:
extend knowledge of ratios, proportions, and functions to data and financial contexts
develop an understanding of basic economic and accounting principles
determine advantages and disadvantages of credit accounts and short- and long-term loans
develop an understanding of planning for the future through investments, insurance, and retirement plans
extend knowledge of data analysis to create and evaluate reports and to make predictions
Access the site links below to view the standards from the Florida Department of Education:
Regular course description: https://www.cpalms.org/PreviewCourse/Preview/22382
Honors course description: https://www.cpalms.org/PreviewCourse/Preview/20568
- Solve real-world problems involving money and business by applying operations of fractions, percentages, and decimals.
- Solve money and business real-world problems by applying ratios and proportional relationships.
- Solve, graph, and interpret real-world problems involving money and business that can be modeled with linear functions.
- Evaluate numerical expressions and generate equivalent algebraic expressions by applying the Laws of Exponents and their properties.
- Solve, graph, and interpret real-world problems that can be modeled with quadratic functions. (Honors)
- Interpret data distributions represented in various ways.
- Fit a linear function to bivariate data.
- Interpret joint, marginal, and conditional frequencies.
- Solve real-world problems involving weighted averages.
- Evaluate data by interpreting graphs and tables.
- Solve real-world problems using quadratic and exponential models. (Honors)
- Calculate net worth for an individual and a business.
- Solve real-world problems involving profit, cost, and revenue.
- Develop a budget for an individual or a business.
- Solve and graph mathematical and real-world problems, including federal income tax, that are modeled with piecewise functions.
- Solve real-world problems using arithmetic sequences and simple interest.
- Solve real-world problems using geometric sequences and compound interest.
- Solve real-world problems involving continuously compounded interest.
- Compare simple, compound and continuously compounded interest over time.
- Evaluate and generate equivalent numerical and algebraic expressions using the properties of logarithms or exponents. (Honors)
- Calculate the finance charges and total amount due on a bill.
- Calculate the total cost of consumer durables over time given different monthly payments, down payments, financing options, and fees.
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different types of student loans and different repayment plans.
- Analyze credit scores qualitatively .
- Calculate fees and total cost of different types of mortgage loans.
- Simulate the purchase of a stock portfolio with different types of stock.
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of various retirement savings plans.
- Determine an effective retirement savings plan to meet personal and business financial goals.
- Calculate and compare various options, deductibles, and fees for various types of insurance policies.
- Solve real-world problems involving present value and future value of money.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple-choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
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