Math of Finance Syllabus
Ms Rogers email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Period: 3rd, 6th
Text: Financial Algebra by South-Western
Tutoring: Tuesday afternoons, 3:50 - 4:50; daily, during Instructional Focus
Online assistance: Purplemath.com; khanacademy.com
The course concentrates on the mathematics necessary to understand and make informed decisions related to personal finance. The mathematics in the course will be based on many topics in prior courses; however, the specific applications will extend the student’s understanding of when and how to use these topics.
As per district policy, each 9 week grade will be calculated with the following weights given to each category:
Classwork (to include quizzes, notes, class participation) 35%
Final grades are calculated as follows: 1st semester (50%) + 2nd semester (50%) = Final grade.
- 3-ring binder or spiral notebook
- Pencils and Erasers
- Calculator for home/classroom use (Texas Instruments TI-30XS is recommended.)
Students may purchase or rent a calculator. Although it is not necessary to purchase the exact same calculator that is used in class, some students prefer the consistency of using the same calculator at home. The one we use in class is the Texas Instruments TI-30XS.
- All students are expected to follow school rules as outlined in the student handbook and are expected to come prepared to class, including all necessary supplies and homework.
- Please note that good attendance and completion of daily assignments are keys to being successful. Performance on assessments is affected by the amount of time students spend practicing concepts, so every effort should be made to complete all assignments in a timely manner.
- Students will be expected to follow the SEHS “Make-Up Work and Late Work Procedure” for all missed assignments. Obtaining make up work is the responsibility of the student.
- Should a student need assistance, tutoring arrangements can be made after school on Tuesdays.
- I do provide extra credit opportunities on occasion. Students should take advantage of those opportunities when they arise. Students should not approach me for extra credit.