Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12

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  • Copyright: 2007-05-17
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Research has solidly established the importance of teaching mathematics in contexts that capture student interest and involvement. Weaving real-world financial issues into secondary mathematics instruction, this highly practical book offers teachers engaging ways to infuse personal money management into NCTM standards-based math lessons.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Math Locator: By Chapter and Teaching Examples Within Chaptersp. xi
About the Authorsp. xiii
Cars, Cars, and More Cars: Paying for Your Wheelsp. 1
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 1
Background: Basics of Buying Carsp. 2
Car Costsp. 3
MPG Plusp. 8
Buy or Leasep. 14
Savings: Reality Check and the Difference Between Needs and Wantsp. 17
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 17
Background: Basics of Savingsp. 18
Budgets and Savingsp. 20
Future Value: A Geometric Sequencep. 24
Annuities: A Geometric Seriesp. 30
Credit Cards and Debt Management: Using Credit Seems Unrealp. 37
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 37
Background: Basics of Credit and Debit Cardsp. 38
Calculating Minimum Monthly Paymentsp. 39
Credit Card Payoff: A Spreadsheetp. 44
Investments: The Basics and Morep. 53
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 53
Background: Basics of Investmentsp. 54
Stock Prices and Percentsp. 58
Analyzing Graphs of Stock Pricesp. 62
Statistics of Stock I: Measures of Center, Standard Deviation, Normal Distributionp. 67
Statistics of Stock II: Weighted Average, Correlation, Line of Best Fitp. 76
Buying a House Versus Renting: How Much Will It Cost?p. 89
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 89
Background: Basics of Buying a House and Renting an Apartmentp. 90
Budgeting for a Down Paymentp. 92
Determining Mortgage Payments: Tables, Formulas, Spreadsheetsp. 96
Principal and Interest Functionsp. 100
Taxes: How They Workp. 105
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 105
Background: Basics of Income Taxes-Federal and Statep. 106
Income Tax and PICAp. 108
Capital Gains and Lossesp. 112
How Uncle Sam Uses Tax Dollarsp. 114
Economics: Supply and Demand, Inflation, and the GDPp. 117
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 117
Background: Economics, Supply and Demand, Inflation, and the GDPp. 118
Supply and Demand Functionsp. 119
Inflation and the GDPp. 125
In Business for Yourself: Business Plan and Break-Even Analysisp. 129
NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapterp. 129
Background: In Business for Yourself-A Business Plan and Break-Even Analysisp. 130
Starting a Business: Pro Forma Income Statementp. 132
Revenue, Costs, and Break-Even Pointsp. 135
Selected List of Formulasp. 139
Excel Spreadsheet Hintsp. 143
Money Glossaryp. 145
Indexp. 151
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