Literally everything adults do in life in the area of daily math includes tasks using the simple operations of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Where consumer math is related, adding in real-life scenarios (what some refer to as the dreaded "story problems") and making those scenarios relatable and realistic is where I put the focus in the class as well as honing in on those basic math skills. In addition, learners will improve their literacy skills while we tackle these real-life "story problems" together! Win-win!
Week 1: Finding interest, calculating sales discounts, and being a savvy shopper
Week 2: Calculating credit card, car, and mortgage interest
Week 3: Writing checks and deposit slips
Week 4: Balancing a bank register (adding and subtracting)