Teacher: Shelley Martin
Cost: $200 or $180 if taking more than 2 classes per quarter. Can be split into 3 equal payments
Mat Fees: $20
This is an 8 week class on Fridays. There are optional field trips planned for the last Friday of every month!
Come see how everyday math is necessary in life! In this class we will reinforce all of the math skills that you need as a consumer and run several simulations to see how math relates to everyday life!
Getting a job: How do I get paid? Do I pay taxes and how? How far will that paycheck go? We’ll choose from a variety of typical first jobs to see how much we’re really make. We’ll look at hourly salaries and take home pay and compare different types of opportunities. Should we work at a minimum wage job at the grocery store or Magic Mountain, or should we create our own dog sitting service? What’s the advantage of an internship vs a job? Let’s find out what the differences will be!
Budgeting: Many kids dream of the day they get to have their own place with their favorite friends! Let’s make a budget and find out what it really takes to live in California! Learn how to make and run a basic spreadsheet.
Bank Accounts: How to set one up and how to balance a checkbook. Once we pick our favorite “first job”, we’ll use our budget and practice paying bills and balancing our checkbook. We’ll see firsthand how bank accounts go negative and how easy it is to be overdrawn!
Discount Shopping: Everything can be purchased at a discount! How do we get these, and how do we calculate the best discount! We’ll be practicing percentages while we look at buying everyday items like groceries versus big ticket items like phones and electronics to see how to find our very best deal! Get ready for a team activity designed to help us all become smarter shoppers!
Virtual Room Remodel: What would a perfect bedroom look like? How much would it cost? In this virtual room remodel the students will measure up their real bedrooms and work out the costs of new flooring, paint, curtains and furniture for the perfect bedroom. Then they will shop for the best deals and budget out the total costs.
Saving Money!, why to save, how much to save, how to save
Credit how to get everything you want now and pay forever! Interest rates, fees and other tricks of the trade
The cost of eating. Food budgets, eating out and a coffee at Starbucks.
Car Ownership – how much do tires cost?????
Passive Income vs Active Income; More on Saving, investing and other ways of generating income
Financial Goal Setting, The cost of college, and more!