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

I loved the way the homework was set up because I would see right away if my answers were right or not. Instant gratification!


Math is not my strong suit and I find it more difficult when it is not fun. However, in this business math class it was both enjoyable and useful.


I really enjoyed taking Business and Consumer Math! In many other math classes, I often ask myself, “When will I ever use this concept in real life?” But in this math class, I was shown practical and useful ways to use the concepts that I learned. It was a very informative and thorough class.

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