**Project Title: Improving Life Skills through Math**

** ****Implementation Date: **Summer Term, 2007

**Brief Description of Project Course:**

A teaching module linking mathematics to consumer financial issues placed in a capstone course for the Office Administration program. The course to be used is OST2501 Office Systems Management (http://www1.fccj.edu/curriculum/credit/outlines/OST2501.doc ).

**Outcomes for Students/Project:**

- Help students recognize the importance of mathematics in their personal financial decisions.
- Improve decision making skills
- Understand underlying mathematical principles.

**Final Project Assessment:**

How well do students understand the following?

- The effect of compound interest on saving money
- How to calculate the best promotional option on buying a car
- The ultimate cost of credit purchases
- How to calculate percentages without a calculator.

**Explicit Correlation between Math and Non-Math Content**

*Time is Money*: Mathematics of investment and investing money.*Good vs*.*Bad Debt:*Mathematics of loans and borrowing money*Mental Percents*:Mathematics of percents, discounts, and tipping

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