Consumer Math Class Curriculum/Project Based?

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  1. TxMaThTeAcHeR

    TxMaThTeAcHeR Rookie

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    Aug 17, 2010

    Hi Guys-
    Looking for some ideas.... I am teaching a consumer math class for the 1st time this year, and the classes go by trimester. I have to design all my own curriculum, and am looking for some ideas for how to structure the class... Does anyone have any experience with teaching this type of class that would be somewhat project based? By somewhat, I'd still be teaching, giving notes/lessons, but there would always be a project that would go along with the unit... Any ideas would be great!
     
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  3. mopar

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  4. WaterfallLady

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    Our school uses a textbook called Pacemaker Consumer Math. I think it has a book of projects that go with it.
     
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    You may want to check a contest called "Life Smarts" (google it). It's a consumer program and involves math among other things.
     

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