Flash Survey Results: The Role of Math in Personal Finance

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Nov 07, 2017
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Research, Financial Literacy, Survey Results

Are you longing to add more math-based activities to your curriculum? Is the relationship between math and personal finance simply outside the scope of what you want or have time to teach?  

Thanks to the respondents, we have some key findings to share with you:

  • The majority (76%) of educators embed math content and skill development in their personal finance classes at least once per week
  • The top challenges to including additional math-related personal finance activities are split between students having weak math skills (47%), educators finding it difficult to locate good activities (47%) and students having a wide variety of skill levels (45%).
  • Respondents identify that they would like to incorporate data analysis (61%), graph interpretation (58%) and number & quantity (56%) more frequently in their personal finance classes

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Laura Matchett

After graduating with an education degree and spending 7 years in an elementary classroom, Laura made the switch to the non-profit world and loves interacting with students, educators and business professionals across the country. She is passionate about all students having access to high quality education and views personal finance education as one way to ‘level the playing field’. When Laura is not locating or creating high quality educational resources, you can find her mountain biking or searching for the best ramen in town!