Offers teachers engaging ways to weave real-life financial issues and personal money management into NCTM standards–based secondary mathematics lessons while meeting equity and accountability requirements.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Marquez is a mathematics assessment specialist at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey. Elizabeth has more than thirty years of mathematics teaching experience from elementary through graduate school. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and the Princeton University Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching. Elizabeth is an author of ETS’s Teacher Assistance Package Guides in Mathematics, the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and Frameworks, Mathematics Standardized Test Prep, and for Eye on Education, with Charlotte Danielson, A Collection of Performance Tasks and Rubrics in Mathematics.
Paul Westbrook, CFP, is President of Westbrook Financial Advisers, a fee-only financial and retirement planning firm in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Paul has spoken at financial planning and benefits conferences and has been quoted in Money magazine, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron’s. He also teaches at the business school at Rutgers University. Paul has written several books: Word Smart for Business, Math Smart for Business, and Business Companion. He also wrote JK Lasser’s New Rules forRetirement and Tax.
Table of ContentsForeword by Charlotte DanielsonIntroductionMath LocatorAbout the Authors1. Cars, Cars, and More Cars: Paying for Your Wheels NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Basics of Buying Cars Teaching Example 1.1. Car Costs Teaching Example 1.2. MPG Plus Teaching Example 1.3. Buy or Lease2. Savings: Reality Check and the Difference Between Needs and Wants NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Basics of Savings Teaching Example 2.1. Budgets and Savings Teaching Example 2.2. Future Value: A Geometric Sequence Teaching Example 2.3. Annuities: A Geometric Series3. Credit Cards and Debt Management: Using Credit Seems Unreal NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Basics of Credit and Debit Cards Teaching Example 3.1. Calculating Minimum Monthly Payments Teaching Example 3.2. Credit Card Payoff: A Spreadsheet4. Investments: The Basics and More NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Basics of Investments Teaching Example 4.1. Stock Prices and Percents Teaching Example 4.2: Analyzing Graphs of Stock Prices Teaching Example 4.3. Statistics of Stock I: Measures of Center, Standard Deviation, Normal Distribution Teaching Example 4.4. Statistics of Stock II: Weighted Average, Correlation, Line of Best Fit5. Buying a House Versus Renting: How Much Will It Cost? NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Basics of Buying a House and Renting an Apartment Teaching Example 5.1. Budgeting for a Down Payment Teaching Example 5.2. Determining Mortgage Payments: Tables, Formulas, Spreadsheets Teaching Example 5.3. Principal and Interest Functions6. Taxes: How They Work NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Basics of Income Taxes--Federal and State Teaching Example 6.1. Income Tax and FICA Teaching Example 6.2. Capital Gains and Losses Teaching Example 6.3. How Uncle Sam Uses Tax Dollars7. Economics: Supply and Demand, Inflation, and the GDP NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: Economics, Supply and Demand, Inflation, and the GDP Teaching Example 7.1. Supply and Demand Functions Teaching Example 7.2.: Inflation and the GDP8. In Business for Yourself: Business Plan and Break-Even Analysis NCTM Standards Applied in This Chapter Background: In Business for Yourself--A Business Plan and Break-Even Analysis Teaching Example 8.1. Starting a Business: Pro Forma Income Statement Teaching Example 8.2. Revenue, Costs, and Break-Even PointsSelected List of FormulasExcel Spreadsheet HintsMoney GlossaryIndex