Prerequisites: Algebra I. This course is for students who want to know how to operate a personal checking account or file an income tax return, who need to secure a new car loan, or who want to make sure their paychecks are correct. It is a very practical course for those who want to become more knowledgeable about handling personal money. With a real-world emphasis, this course uses a problem-solving approach to work through such topics as earnings, deductions, budgets, investments, credit, mortgages, and secured loans. TAAS review included. Knowledge of algebra is required.Required textbook and materials (Sold separately):
Optional (Sold separately):
- The Consortium for Foundation Mathematics. Mathematical Models with Applications, Texas Edition. (2008). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. Pearson Addison Wesley. #0-13-174794-0
- TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator
- ACECAD DigiMemo L2
IMPORTANT: This course is different from any course you have enrolled in before. You will complete all of your assignments using a digital notepad system which is a recommended purchase for this course. We have tested and provided instructions for the ACECAD DigiMemo 692 or the ACECAD DigiMemo L2 for both PC (Windows XP/Vista/7) and Mac (OS X) users. If you choose to use a different system, please understand that you must be able to export the file(s) as a PDF for submission to your instructor. When you complete your assignment, you will transfer your assignment from the digital notepad system to your computer and then convert the assignment to a PDF file using the software that came with your system. To submit your assignment you will upload the PDF file using the appropriate upload page in Moodle.
Please be aware technical support is available for the ACECAD DigiMemo 692 or the ACECAD DigiMemo L2 only: TTUISD staff is unable to offer technical support for scanners or multi-function scanning hardware and software. Please refer to the support documentation bundled with your particular device and/or seek direct support from its manufacturer.