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 Q4 make-up work is one week before the end of the quarter: Tuesday, May 23.

Projects & such

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

Day
Assignment
 
#
4/24 My Next Ride Project please note milestone checkpoints
on 4/6 and 4/13 (don't miss them)
8
5/19 Road Trip Project show drafts to Mr. Petto before final submission for perfect-score advice 9

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)
#
3/27 Problem-Solving & Review
14-6
p288: 1-4, 1-4; p289: 1-4
p291: 1-5; p292: 1-7
129
3/28 Chapter Fourteen Test
Ch 14
p288: other 1-4; p291: 1-6 130
3/29 What Kind of Car is Best?
15-1
15-2
p297: 1-7; p299: 1-7 131
3/30 Shopping & Paying for a Car
15-3
15-4
p301: 1-5, 1-6; p303: 1-8 132
3/31 Automobile Purchase Contracts
& Monthly Loan Payments

15-5
15-6

p305: 1-10, 1-9; p307: 1-9 133
4/3 Leasing & Other Problems 15-7 p309: 1-5; p310: 1-4, 1-4 134
4/4 Problem-Solving Test Prep 15-8 p311: 1-4; p313: 1-5, 1-10 135
4/5 3rd period only (AIR) Prep++ Ch 15 (work on Next Ride project) 136
4/6 9th period only (AIR) Prep++ Ch 15 (work on Next Ride project) 137
4/7 Chapter Fifteen Test Ch 15 {no make-up assignment} 138
4/10 All About Car Insurance 16-1
16-2
p317: 1-4; p319: 1-5, 1-6 139
4/11 Deductibles & Maintenance 16-3
16-4
p320: 1-3; p321: 1-3 140
4/12 Car Repairs 16-5 pp322-323: 1-7 141
4/13 Insurance Company Problems Ch 16   142
«∙» Spring Break «∙» (enjoy) «∙»
4/24 Problem-Solving Test Prep 16-6 p324: 1-4, 1-3; p325: 1-4;
p328: 1-6
143
Air1 Chapter Sixteen Test I Ch 16 p326: 1-7 144
Air2 Chapter Sixteen Test II Ch 16 p327: 1-5, 1-6 145
5/1 Budgeting for Recreation / Fun 17-1 p333: 1-6; 7 is xc 146
5/2 Finding Fun Bargains 17-2 p335: 1-5, 1-6 147
5/3 Comparing Recreational Prices 17-3 p337: 1-6, 1-6 148
5/4 Constructing Budgets 17-4 p339: 1-8; 9 is xc 149
5/5 Problem-Solving Test Prep 17-5 p340: 1-4, 1-2; p341: 1-5 150
5/8 Chapter Seventeen Test ch 17 p343 1-4, 1-6 151
5/9 Using Maps, Calculating Time 18-1
18-2
p347: 1-7 and p349: 1-6, 1-6 152
5/10 Figuring Out the Costs of
Gas, Food, and Lodging
18-3
18-4
travel worksheet #1 153
5/11 Maps Again, More Calculations Ch 18 map worksheet
154
5/12 Problem Solving & Quiz Prep I 18-5 travel worksheet #2 155
5/15 Problem Solving & Quiz Prep II
Ch 18
p354: 1-4, 1-3; p355: 1-4
prepare notes for upcoming test
156
5/16 Chapter Eighteen Test
Ch 18
p357: 1-5, 1-6; p358: 1-7 157
5/17 Finish-Up Final Projects 17-18 no make-up work 158
5/18 More Work on Final Projects 17-18 no make-up work 159
5/19 Final Final Project Work 17-18 no make-up work 160
5/22 Prepare for 2nd Semester Test 9 ▸ 18 no make-up work 161
5/23 Seniors' Exam, part one 9 ▸ 18 prepare for test 162
5/24 Seniors' Exam, part two 9 ▸ 18 prepare for test 163
5/25 Last Day for Seniors ◀▶ class photo; dress up! 164
5/26       165
     

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, another from the second quarter, and yet another from the third quarter, all for your reference.