Grade 13 - Electives

Consumer Math (Credit: 1.00)

Consumer math is a practical elective that gives students the information to manage their money through planning and critical thinking about the complex economy of today. With lessons on employment, taxes, investments, insurance, and consumer know-how, it provides real-world information they will find invaluable through high school and beyond. As a part of a complete learning management system, consumer math is a self-directed elective infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

High school students can build a sound foundation for future finances with this practical elective created to simplify personal money management and the math concepts that lie beneath the economy. With lessons on employment skills, budgeting in the home, running a home business, auto and home buying, recordkeeping, and retirement planning, this course helps clear up some of the complexities of economic life for your high school students. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. This elective enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • Basic Math Review
  • Personal Finance
  • Statistics
  • Taxes and Insurance
  • Banking Services and Investments
  • Banking and Credit Costs
  • Purchase and Sale of Goods
  • Leisure, Travel, and Retirement
  • Job Related Services