This class was tough.
Course Overview:
Unfortunately, this class is required to graduate. It is poorly formatted and doesn't offer good study resources. Maple T.A. is an awful program that is used throughout the course and it makes taking tests and doing homework nearly impossible. The textbook is not helpful and neither are the tutorial videos. Before taking this class I recommend taking a lower math class to review algebra concepts. This class moves very quickly and each week has nearly 30 assignment tasks to complete. Despite my frustration with this class, I will say that the majority of the concepts we have learned are helpful and applicable to real life situations.
Course highlights:
I learned how to mortgage a house, how to buy a car, finance, probability, and a lot more useful things that I can apply to my everyday life.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Study. Study. Study. Study. This class is like a dog -- it requires tons of attention, effort, and dirty work. The course material is very difficult so ask your teacher and peers for help often.
Pretty easy, overall.
Course Overview:
It was straightforward and easy to follow. It has a decent amount of homework, but this was good because the homework is where a really learned the material. The questions on the test were very similar to the questions on the homework, so that made testing less stressful.
Course highlights:
Instead of learning math concepts that I don't think I would ever use again, this class taught about this like how to use APR to calculate savings and how to calculate taxes. It also taught us how to use formulas in excel, and how to create budgets using excel.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
I personally am fairly good at math so I was able to grasp the concepts fairly easily, but when I did find myself confused, I found it very helpful to work on the math homework in groups. This allowes us to explain concepts to each other and further reinforce the material.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I learned a great amount about loans, mortgages, and interest. This class helped me be prepared to take on life's challenges. By being in this class I was able to understand how to stay out of debt
Course highlights:
If I could sum up what I learned in this class, I would say that I was taught how to avoid debt and get out of debt. It taught me all about loans and interest on those loans. Because I am now able to stay out of debt, I will be safe with the money that I work for and receive.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Learn all you can from being in this class. It will teach you all you need to know about the mathematics of life!