On the Money: High School Mathematics Activities to Build Financial Literacy
By Susan A. Peters, Jennifer M. Bay-Williams, and Sherri L. Martinie
High School Students the Financial and Mathematical Proficiency They Need for
As high school students make more and more important decisions, their need for financial literacy increases significantly. To succeed in life, they need both an understanding of financial issues and the math skills to make financially sound choices.
With all the requirements and standards to be met in high schools today, how can teachers find room to include financial literacy? The key is to integrate financial topics into mathematics instruction, using everyday topics to bring math concepts to life.
This book’s ten chapters provide lessons and activities on important financial skills to handle such experiences as making investments, buying insurance, understanding a credit score, leasing or buying a car, and choosing and paying for education after high school. The related
mathematical skills include analyzing and representing data, evaluating probabilities, modeling real-life situations, creating functions, and more. Each chapter includes—
students learn how money works and how they can make it work for them.