Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy
Mathematics for Data and Financial Literacy provides a math curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in math. This elective is aligned with Florida's Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) in mathematics and emphasizes mathematical literacy and communication of essential principles.
Course topics include a review of algebra concepts; functions and sequences; systems of equations; rates, ratios, and proportions; types of interest; data representation and analysis; taxes and money management; credit, loans, and payment; and real-world financial literacy and planning. A variety of activities allow for students to think mathematically in a variety of scenarios and tasks.
In Discussions, students exchange and explain their mathematical ideas. Modeling activities ask them to analyze real-world scenarios and mathematical concepts. Journaling activities have students reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. And in Performance Tasks, students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios, make sense of multifaceted problems, and persevere in solving them.
This course is built to Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.).