Financial Math Review 1st Edition
Robert K. Gerver | Richard J. Sgroi
ISBN-13: 9780538440219 | ISBN-10: 053844021X
© 2005 | Published |  192  Pages

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Financial Math Review makes math understandable to all--featuring simple directions, easy vocabulary, and modeled concepts. This 30-hour text-workbook provides instruction in operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, equations, percentages, and measurement. Through practical applications, users learn fundamental mathematics concepts, including calculator use and problem solving. Users will develop attitudes relative to basic mathematics and its importance in their lives, acquire skills which enable them to process information, analyze data, and draw conclusions essential to sound decision making.

  • Chapter 1. Dollars and Sense.
    1. Types of Warranties.
    2. Unit Prices.
    3. The Sales Receipt.
    4. Retail Prices.
    5. Discounts.
    6. Sales Tax.
    7. At-Home Shopping.

    Chapter 2. Getting a Job.
    1. Looking for a Job.
    2. Pay Periods.
    3. Hourly Pay.
    4. Commissions.
    5. Piecework Pay.
    6. Insurance at Work.

    Chapter 3. Income Taxes.
    1. Social Security.
    2. Reading Tax Tables.
    3. Taxes on High Incomes.
    4. Net Pay.
    5. Filing Tax Returns.
    6. Deductions and Credits.

    Chapter 4. Banking.
    1. Savings Accounts.
    2. Compound Interest.
    3. Savings Plans.
    4. Checking Accounts.
    5. Reconciling Statements.

    Chapter 5. Independent Living.
    1. Places to Live.
    2. Renting an Apartment.
    3. Buying a House.
    4. Condos and Co-ops.

    Chapter 6. Transportation and Travel.
    1. Classified Ads.
    2. Automobile Statistics.
    3. Automobile Insurance.
    4. Automobile Maintenance.
    5. Driving Distances.
    6. Renting a Car.
    7. Buying Airline Tickets.
    8. Vacation Planning.

    Chapter 7. Expenses for Your Budget.
    1. Utility Bills.
    2. Homeowner Insurance.
    3. Health Insurance.
    4. Life Insurance.
    5. Preparing a Budget.

    Chapter 8. Consumer Credit.
    1. Paying for Goods.
    2. Installment Plans.
    3. Leasing and Buying.
    4. Lending Institutions.
    5. Consumer Loans.
    6. Credit Card Statements.
    7. Average Daily Balance.

    Chapter 9. Investing in Stocks and Bonds.
    1. Business Organizations.
    2. Stock Tables.
    3. Stock Transactions.
    4. Broker Commissions.
    5. Dividend Income.
    6. Corporate Bonds.

    Chapter 10. Using Graphs to Display Financial Information.
    1. Bar Graphs.
    2. Line Graphs.
    3. Circle Graphs.
    4. Pictographs.
    5. Stock Trend Graphs.

    Appendix. Skills Handbook.
    1. Place Value.
    2. Number Names.
    3. Add and Subtract Decimals.
    4. Multiply and Divide Decimals.
    5. Ordering Decimals.
    6. Percents as Decimals.
    7. Fractions as Decimals.
    8. Rounding.
    9. Percent Computations.
    10. Word Problems.

    • Chapter Openers: Use real-world finance connections and features designed to help students see the relevance of math concepts in their lives and in the global marketplace.
    • Continuous Learning Cycle: Makes learning more manageable and meaningful for students.
    • Prepares Students for the Future: Reviews math concepts and applies personal finance competencies.
    • Real-life Application: Combines real-world business examples with applications to which high school students can relate.
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Robert Gerver and Richard Sgroi are well-known mathematics teachers, authors, and speakers at mathematics conferences throughout the U.S. Robert Gerver received his undergraduate degree from Queens College of the City University of New York where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Gerver has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for New York state.

      Richard Sgroi is a well-known mathematics teacher, author, and speaker at mathematics conferences throughout the U.S. Dr. Sgroi received his Ph.D. from New York University. Over the course of their 25-year careers, Gerver and Sgroi have developed teaching methods to unmask the mystery of mathematics with applications to music, business, finance, and practical living skills. Together they authored Sound Foundations: A Mathematics Simulation, which received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education’s Program Effectiveness Panel and was included in the publication, Educational Programs that Work.