What Courses Are Available for Electives in Mathematics?
If you want to teach a math course that is off the standard academic math track, you have other choices. Accounting, Business Math, Bookkeeping, and Consumer Math are examples of high school math electives.
High School Math Electives Courses
Why Consider Taking High School Math Electives?
There are several reasons to use non-traditional math electives. Perhaps your student isn’t college-bound and wants to take less academic math courses such as consumer math or bookkeeping. Your student may have finished the math courses for the college track, but still needs high school credits for math. You may have a budding entrepreneur who wants to study everything about math for a small business.
Switched-On Schoolhouse Consumer Math
Consumer Math teaches important money management skills. Units include:
- Basic Math Review
- Personal Finance
- Taxes and Insurance
- Banking Services and Investments
- Banking and Credit Costs
- Purchase and Sale of Goods
- Leisure, Travel, and Retirement
- Job-related Services
- Consumer Math Review.
Prerequisites include Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Switched-On Schoolhouse Essentials of Math
Essentials of Math is a refresher course with seven units. It offers additional practice for remedial work or advanced learners. Topics include:
- Number Sense
- Analysis and Probability
- Algebra and Functions
- Measurement and Geometry
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Algebra 1
- Final Test.
Grades 8 to 12
LIFEPAC Elective Accounting Set
The LIFEPAC Accounting Set includes an overview of debits and credits, taxes, journalizing and posting transactions, financial statements, payroll accounting, and a business simulation activity. The focus is on money management and accounting procedures with a business emphasis.
This LIFEPAC Elective boxed set includes 10 LIFEPAC’s plus Teacher’s Guide.
For grades 7 to 12, this course is a year-long course for one credit in Jr. or Sr. High.
Student LIFEPACs Accounting
Accounting Student LIFEPACs Only
In the Accounting Student LIFEPACs, there are ten individual booklets for one extra student.
LIFEPAC Elective Consumer Math Set
Mathematical applications for daily use. Family finances, occupations, business, and transportation.
One of our local teacher/homeschool evaluators used LIFEPAC Consumer Math with her daughter. She gave it a thumbs up for the effectiveness of the program, the layout of the student workbooks, and the worked out solutions in the Consumer Math Solution Key.
Topics in LIFEPAC Consumer Math include:
- Creative Arithmetic
- Fractions, Decimals, and Percents,
- Family Finances 1 and 2
- Construction and Building Trades
- Service Occupations
- Business Services
- Occupational Diagrams
For grades 7-12, it is a one year course with 10 LIFEPACs and a Solution Key. LIFEPAC Consumer Math is designed for use after Algebra 1 and Geometry are completed.
Note: The LIFEPAC Consumer Math Solution Key has answers to the problems (worked out solutions where applicable.) It is not the typical Teacher’s Guide found in the other LIFEPACs. There is not a separate teacher guide with lesson plans for Consumer Math.
Student LIFEPACs Consumer Math
Consumer Math Student LIFEPACs Only
In the Consumer Math Student LIFEPACs, there are ten individual booklets for one extra student.