AdvisorAnhalt, Cynthia O.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractArizona secondary education students currently face a need for financial mathematics curriculum. Financial mathematics courses teach students vital skills to manage and take charge of their finances. The current inequities that this lack of education presents needed to be solved with engaging and relevant lessons. The developed and implemented curriculum showed the implications that this subject material imposes. The goal for the project was to form educational mathematics material that could apply to student's immediate lives. Typically, the required mathematic core courses are only applicable as prerequisites for college courses. While courses like Algebra, Geometry, and Calc ulus offer some value, students with no intention of going to college are forced into incongruous courses for the sake of state requirements. Approximately 150 students at Pueblo High School learned the material and exceeded the original learning goal. Stu dents went on to exercise the teachings in their real lives by opening bank accounts, buying cars, and investing in stocks. When learning topics are actively applicable to student lives, there is more success and engagement throughout the classroom.