Consumer Math

Course Description:
In this consumer math course, students will learn how to use basic math skills to make wise financial decisions throughout life: controlling their personal spending, establishing checking and savings accounts, using credit responsibly, and making wise investments. They will begin with a basic review of number skills and then move on to a variety of math skills needed when dealing with jobs, salaries, taxes, insurance, transportation costs, budgets, checking and savings accounts, credit, and housing expenses. Along the way, students will learn what Scripture teaches about math, work, and stewardship, and they will learn how to apply principles of biblical stewardship to a variety of real-life situations. To assess their knowledge, each module includes a pretest, a journal, a set of quizzes, an exam, and a real-life project. Students will also enjoy the course challenges at the end of each semester, which focus on the ethics of the lottery and the differences between buying a home and renting an apartment.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
11-12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
God has chosen to reveal truths about His nature and ways in the created world. The complex patterns, designs, and relationships discovered in the study of mathematics points to God’s nature and ways. As we explore, discover, verify, catalogue, identify, assess, solve, and seek to understand more about the universe God has made and the role of humans in it, God is glorified. The study of mathematics leads us into both a deeper understanding of our Creator and a deeper appreciation for His provision and wisdom as we use this knowledge as a tool to have dominion over and care for the natural world.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials: