Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications

Pre-Requisites: Algebra II recommended
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments/32-36 weeks


This course walks students through the information needed to make the best decisions with money. Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications is an advanced course incorporating real-world applications, collaboration, and calculations using technology. Students learn the formulas used to determine account balances, monthly payments, total costs, and more. They examine budgeting, spending, saving, investment, and retirement. Students explore mortgages and other debt structures and how to make good decisions about borrowing money. This knowledge will propel students into the future with a good foundation on how to handle finances.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment I

  • Linear Growth
  • Exponential Growth
  • Compound Interest
  • Growth and Decay
  • Data Representations
  • Linear Representations
  • Income Tax
  • Deferment
  • Purchasing Costs
  • APR
  • Finance Charges
  • Cash or Credit
  • Credit Scores and Reports
  • Cash Management
  • Budgeting
  • Pay It Off

Segment II

  • Fixed Rate
  • Adjustable Rate
  • Balloon
  • Comparing Options
  • Points
  • Additional Fees
  • Total Cost
  • Pre-Writing
  • Future Value
  • Present Value
  • Purchasing Stocks
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Portfolios
  • Financial Goals
  • Plans
  • Insurance
  • Net Worth

Grading Policy

To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions.

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