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Introduction

Welcome to Financial Literacy in the High School Classroom Mini-Course

In this course, we will explore real-world mathematics application in the high school classroom. We will focus primarily on financial literacy.

Things to consider:

  1. What is financial literacy?
  2. What are the essential skills that young adults need/need to know in order to be financial aware?
  3. Do you think most young adults manage their money effectively?

The overall goal of this mini-course is to give educators information, strategies, and tools to promote financial literacy and awareness within the high school setting. Too often, students are graduating high school without any idea of how to be financially independent. They are either heading off to college, workforce, or taking time off. Do they truly know the results/outcomes of their actions? Probably not. It is imperative that they gain the information needed to set themselves up in a way that maximizes their potential and success. While this course may seem mostly math and business related, any educator could partake in this mini-course. All subjects could benefit from the material and implement it within their classroom.

Description

This course is organized into four mini units including two lessons each. Lesson headings and objectives are listed below.

In order to be successful in this course please be prepared to read, watch, partake in all discussions listed throughout each unit. By the end of this mini-course, you will have all the information needed to create a mini project regarding financial literacy that can be used within a high school classroom.

I recommend using google docs for recording any information from this course. It is easily accessible and shareable with all members of this course.