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Business and Consumer Math

  • Name:

    Business and Consumer Math (MATH211)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Pre-Algebra (MA8) or equivalent

Business and Consumer Math


This course strives to develop computation skills that students will use in their roles as citizens, consumers, employees, and investors. Key topics covered include the following: gross/net pay, banking services, loans and credit cards, comparative shopping, renting vs. owning a home, buying a car, taxes, insurance, and investments.

In addition to solving mathematical problems, students will analyze and interpret data, and apply sound decision-making skills.

Special Notes:

Students need access to a scanner or digital camera (phone is fine) in order to submit work for the teacher to review.

This course is not considered a college-prep math course. It is not approved by the NCAA and most colleges as a credit of math.


This course is designed to help you the student become a better consumer, employee, and investor. We will cover many different things that will help you as you go into the world on your own. We will look at the following things:

  • Gross/net pay and how your paycheck will come about
  • Banking services such as how to write a check and balance your checkbook
  • What goes into taking out a loan or obtaining a credit card
  • Comparative Shopping
  • Renting vs. owning your home
  • Buying a car
  • Obtaining insurance

Hopefully by using the data that you learn, you will be able to make sound decisions to get you started in your young adult life. I can’t wait to have you in my class.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

Before this course, I never thought that finances and the Bible could relate. However, I was so wrong! The bible says a lot about money, greed, and contentment as they relate to our financial and spiritual lives.


I have always struggled with math, but business math was one of my favorite classes and I always looked forward to what I would learn in this class. Thank you for making my school year fun!


One of the main things that have stood out to me is the knowledge I’m gaining on real-world math problems. I’m learning how to pay my taxes, buy a car, and own a house. These things are essential to know and I like how this course is giving me tips and tricks on how to deal with these problems.