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    This course emphasizes the practical aspects of mathematics. Topics include problem-solving, personal finance, statistics and probability. Written projects are required in a variety of mathematical applications such as a stock market portfolio analysis, a statistical case study, or historical research in mathematics. The final exam is a departmental exam.



     Please note that the timelines listed below are a guide. Teachers modify their pacing based on student needs in order to ensure concept mastery.
     

    Unit 1

    Fallacy

    September

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Appeal to Popularity

    Pages 14-22

     

    False Cause

    Pages 14-22

     

    Appeal to Emotion

    Pages 14-22

     

    Personal Attack

    Pages 14-22

     

    Red Herring

    Pages 14-22

    Unit 2

    Logic

    September - October

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Proposition

    Page 22

     

                              Universal Quantifiers

    Page 42

     

    Negation

    Page 23

     

    Conjunction

    Pages 25-26

     

    Disjunction

    Pages 26-28

     

                                       Conditional

    Pages 28-31

     

                Converse, Inverse and Contrapositive

    Pages 31-36

    Unit 3

    Numbers in the Real World

    October-November

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Fractions

    Pages 136-152

     

    Percent

    Pages 154-171

     

    Discount

    Page 241

     

      Commission

     

     

                                  End of Quarter 1

     

    Unit 4

    Conversion

    November

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    US

    Page87

     

    Metric

    Pages 106-107

     

    Time

    Pages 92-95

     

                                          Currency   

        Pages 90-92

     

                                       Temperature

        Pages 107-108

     

                                            Chain

        Pages 88

    Unit 5

    Venn Diagrams

    December

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Set Notation

    Pages 38-41

     

    Subset

    Pages 40-41

     

    Disjoint

    Pages 40-41

     

    Intersecting

    Pages 40-50

     

                           Uses of the Venn Diagram

    Pages 42-53

    Unit 6

    Graphing

    January

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Interpreting

    Pages 352-380

     

    Drawing

    Pages 352-360

     

    Misleading

    Pages 370-373

     

                                  End of Quarter 2

     

    Unit 7

    Stocks

    February

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    IPO

    Pages 257-261

     

    Markets

    Pages 257-261

     

    Stock Analysis

    Pages 257-261

     

    Stock Purchase

    Pages 257-261

     

    Trends

    Pages 257-261

    Unit 8

    Taxes

    February

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Personal Income

    Literacy and Calculation

    Pages 290-299

    Unit 9

    Personal Finance

    March

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Budgeting

    Pages 218-228

     

                  Savings and Investments

    Pages 246-253

     

    Federal Budget

     

     

                                     Federal Deficit

     

     

    Simple Interest

    Pages 228-230

     

    Compound Interest

    Pages 230-238

     

    Continuous Interest

    Pages 238-239

     

    Loans- Personal, Student, Car

    Pages 269-276

     

    Mortgages

    Pages 278-295

     

    Present and Future Values

    Pages 245-275

     

    Credit Cards

    Pages 276-278

     

    Credit Literacy

     

     

                                  End of Quarter 3

     

    Unit 10

    Probability

    March-April

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

                               Experimental

     

     

    Theoretical

    Pages 453-454

     

    Law of Large Numbers

    Pages 478-479

     

    Or

    Pages 469-471

     

    And

    Pages 466-469

     

                  Expected Value

    Pages 479-482

     

    Permutations – With and without repeats

    Pages 500-504

     

    Combinations

    Pages 504-506

    Unit 11

    Statistics

    May

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    Sampling

    Pages 323-341

     

                                              Bias

    Pages 340-341

     

    Correlation

    Pages 381-387

     

    Scatter Plots

    Pages 382-385

     

    Box and Whisker Plots

    Pages 415-417

     

    Standard Deviation using the Range Rule of Thumb

    Pages 419-429

     

    Normal Distribution Curve

    Pages 424-431

    Unit 12

    Problem Solving

    May-June

     

    Concepts

    Resources

     

    POLYA Method

    Page 119

     

    Critical Thinking in Everyday Life

    Pages 70-75