Consumer Math

Consumer Mathematics is an elective course open to juniors and seniors only. It concentrates on practical applications of mathematics. Some of the topics included in the course are money management, budgeting, car purchases, house purchases, taxes, investments, and insurance. Students should have taken an Algebra course before this course; this should be the student’s last high school math experience.

LHS Google domain
Click here (or to the left on the chalkboard icon) to navigate to the LHS Google Classroom for Consumer Math. This is the principle spot for LHS CM online interaction.

The last day to retest or submit Q3 make-up work is one week before the end of the quarter: Friday, March 9.

Projects & such

The following project assignments should be turned in during class on each indicated day:

Day
Assignment
 
#
1/22 Floor Plan Mini-Project (additional info on fClassroom) 6a
2/12 yet another Mini-Project — tbd   6b
3/2 AdMe Project (submit early for useful feedback) 7

Late work will be penalized up to 5% for each scheduled day that it is overdue. The formula used is:

\[adjusted\;score = {0.95^{days\;late}} \times original\;score\]

Extra-credit opportunities may be announced in class from time-to-time. In many cases you will also find these posted online: for example, noted in the slides from that day's class. Look at each one and consider whether you want to give it a try. Every successful extra-credit submission will replace your lowest homework, classwork, or bellwork score; but it does not replace a missing or poor project assignment. (And extra-credit work has no effect on projects, or quiz scores.)

Make-Up Work

If you are absent for any reason, you should complete the make-up work assigned for the day you missed, from this list:

Day
Topic
§
Assignment(s)
#
1/8 Ice Day ~ no school !
1/9 Decorating Your Home
10-1
10-2
p200: 1-3; p201: 1-4
percent shortcut problem set
84
1/10 Should You Buy on Sale?
10-3
p203: 1-7+ gas meter problems 85
1/11 Appliances: Should You Buy?
10-4
p205: 1-7, 1-4
86
1/12 Telephone Calling Plans, plus
10-5
p207: 1-10 87
1/16 Perimeter and Area again
10-6
p209: 1-5, 1-4 + wallpaper ws 88
1/17 How Much Paint?
10-7
p211: 1-7; paint worksheet
89
1/18 How Many Tiles?
10-8
p213: 1-7; tiles worksheet 90
1/19 Chapter Ten Test
Ch 10

p214: 1-5; p215: 1-3
p217: 1-5, 1-8; p218: 1-6

91
1/22 Eating for Good Health
Special Diets
11-1
11-2
five foods: portions/calories
and p223: 1-7 and p225: 1-6
92
1/23 What are Calories?
11-3
p227: 1-8, 1-10 93
1/24 Solving Food-Related Proportions
11-4

p229: 1-12, 1-6;
and calories worksheet

94
1/25 Burning Calories...
11-5
p231: 1-11;
and exercise worksheet
95
1/26 Have a Heart ♥
~
canstruction estimating — video
choco-raspbi cake problem set
96
1/29 Fat, Salt, and Sugar ?? 11-6 p233: 1-8 97
1/30 Problem Solving & Review 11-7 p234: 1-3; p235: 1-5 98
1/31 Chapter Eleven Test
Ch 11
p237: 1-5, 1-8 99
2/1 Food Labels
12-1
p241: 1-11 100
2/2 Finding Unit Prices
12-2
p243: 1-12, 1-3;
unit price worksheet
101
2/5 Comparing Prices, and
Saving Money with Coupons
12-3
12-4
p245: 1-10; p247: 1-9 102
2/6 Limits on the Use of Coupons, and Wise Shopping
12-5
12-6
p249: 1-5; p251: 1-4,1-4 103
2/7 A Basket o' Shopping Problems + Grocery Store Math Problem Set 104
2/8 Problem Solving & Test Prep
12-7
p255: 1-4, 1-8; p256: 1-6 105
2/9 Chapter Twelve Test
Ch 12
p252: 1-4, 1-3; p253: 1-4 106
2/12 What Do You Really Need?
13-1
13-2
p261: 1-6; p262: 1-5 107
2/13 Clothing Needs and Wants
Dress Code & Personal Items
13-3..
..13-5
p264: 1-5; p265: 1-3
p267: 1-5, 1-4
108
2/14 Does “Sale” Mean Better?
13-6
p269: 1-6, 1-8 109
2/15 Misleading Ads! — Can You Believe What You Read?
13-7
13-8
p271: 1-4; p273: 1-6 110
2/16 Problem Solving Test Prep
13-9
p274: 1-4, 1-4; p275: 1-4 111
2/20 Chapter Thirteen Test
Ch 13
prepare for exam 112
2/21 Sales Schedules
14-1
p281: 1-8, 1-6 113
2/22 Factory Outlets 14-2 p282: 1-6 114
2/23 Sale Pricing
Online & Catalog Orders
14-3
14-4
p283: 1-7; p285: 1-7 115
2/26 Total Cost of an Order
14-5
p287: 1-6; catalog worksheet 116
2/27 Shopping Problems &
Backward Percentages
Ch 14 dual problem sets: sp//bp 117
2/28 Practical Practice Miscellany Ch 14 dual problem sets too: at//vsa 118
3/1 Problem-Solving & Review
14-6
p288: 1-4, 1-4; p289: 1-4
p291: 1-5; p292: 1-7
119
3/2 Chapter Fourteen Test
Ch 14
p288: other 1-4; p291: 1-6 120
3/5 What Kind of Car is Best?
15-1
15-2
p297: 1-7; p299: 1-7 121
3/6 Shopping & Paying for a Car
15-3
15-4
p301: 1-5, 1-6; p303: 1-8 122
3/7 SAT® Test Day ~ (for Juniors only) 123
3/8 Automobile Purchase Contracts
& Monthly Loan Payments

15-5
15-6

p305: 1-10, 1-9; p307: 1-9 124
3/9 Leasing & Other Problems 15-7 p309: 1-5; p310: 1-4, 1-4
125
3/12 Problem-Solving Test Prep 15-8 p311: 1-4; p313: 1-5, 1-10 126
3/13 Chapter Fifteen Test Ch 15 {no make-up assignment} 127
3/14 All About Car Insurance 16-1
16-2
p317: 1-4; p319: 1-5, 1-6 128
3/15 Deductibles & Maintenance 16-3
16-4
p320: 1-3; p321: 1-3 129
3/16 Car Repairs 16-5 pp322-323: 1-7 130
3/19 Problem-Solving Test Prep 16-6 p324: 1-4, 1-3; p325: 1-4;
p328: 1-6
131
     

Make-up work for a day’s absence is due the day following your return to class. If you complete it and turn it in on the first day you return to class, you will receive a 5% scoring bonus. Like other work, it will be penalized up to 5% for each scheduled day that it is overdue; computed using the formula above.

Oh, and here is a previous version of this page from the first quarter and another from the second quarter for your reference.