Apr 10, 2022
Math

Math Monday: Adding a Financial Algebra Course for the 2022-23 School Year!

Want to add Financial Algebra to your school’s course calendar next year? We’ve heard from a number of teachers looking for more information about the upcoming Financial Algebra units and standards, so we’ve put together an overview to help ease the course approval process. 

 

What is the Financial Algebra Course?

NGPF’s free Financial Algebra course is an engaging semester-long course designed for high school math teachers who are looking to weave real-world personal finance applications with math standards alignment and deep algebraic rigor.

Each of the course’s 10 units blends one core personal finance topic with one relevant math concept (e.g. Investing and Exponential Functions). The curriculum is aligned to both Common Core Mathematics Standards and National Standards for Personal Financial Education.


What Will Be Covered in Upcoming Units?

Units 1-6 are available now and the remaining units will be released by the end of summer 2022.

Check out the Upcoming Financial Algebra Units for an overview of each of the remaining units: Types of Credit & Modeling Functions, Managing Credit & One-Variable Statistics, Paying for College and Two-Variable Statistics, and Insurance & Probability. 

 

How Can I Add a Financial Algebra Class Next Year?

The process for adding a new course varies between schools, so you may need to apply through your department head, school leadership, or school district. We’ve compiled the key information you’ll likely need, including the course description, unit plans, and standards alignment to facilitate that process. 

If you’re proposing a new Financial Algebra course, here are three key resources:

  1. Financial Algebra Course Overview
  2. Upcoming Financial Algebra Units
  3. Financial Algebra Course Page

 

About the Author

Kathryn Dawson

Kathryn (she/her) is excited to join the NGPF team after 9 years of experience in education as a mentor, tutor, and special education teacher. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in policy analysis and management and has a master's degree in education from Brooklyn College. Kathryn is looking forward to bringing her passion for accessibility and educational justice into curriculum design at NGPF. During her free time, Kathryn loves embarking on cooking projects, walking around her Seattle neighborhood with her partner and dog, or lounging in a hammock with a book.

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