To be, “College Ready,” students must take - Algebra, Geometry, Integrated Math, etc...but what about Consumer Math?! Learning how to manage a budget, balance a checkbook, and figure out interest rates, are all essential skills for success in adulthood.
This FREE online activity on the California Career Zone website is awesome! Students can choose their lifestyle or choose their salary and figure out a budget. As students answer each question, the system will plug in the average costs for their choice based on their selected geographical area (not just California - you can choose any State and most cities).
Check out this video step-by-step on how to do this activity!