Financial Algebra, Student Edition

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Cengage Learning, Jan 26, 2010 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
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By combining algebraic and graphical approaches with practical business and personal finance applications, South-Western's FINANCIAL ALGEBRA, motivates high school students to explore algebraic thinking patterns and functions in a financial context. FINANCIAL ALGEBRA will help your students achieve success by offering an applications based learning approach incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics. Authors Gerver and Sgroi have spent more than 25 years working with students of all ability levels and they have found the most success when connecting math to the real world. FINANCIAL ALGEBRA encourages students to be actively involved in applying mathematical ideas to their everyday lives.
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Contents

The Stock Market
2
Modeling a Business
62
Banking Services
114
Consumer Credit
172
Automobile Ownership
216
Employment Basics
288
Income Taxes
326
Independent Living
382
Planning for Retirement
436
Prepare a Budget
480
2008 TAX TABLE
526
GLOSSARY
539
INDEX
552
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Robert Gerver and Richard Sgroi are well-known mathematics teachers, authors, and speakers at mathematics conferences throughout the U.S. Robert Gerver received his undergraduate degree from Queens College of the City University of New York where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Gerver has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for New York state.

Richard Sgroi is a well-known mathematics teacher, author, and speaker at mathematics conferences throughout the U.S. Dr. Sgroi received his Ph.D. from New York University. Over the course of their 25-year careers, Gerver and Sgroi have developed teaching methods to unmask the mystery of mathematics with applications to music, business, finance, and practical living skills. Together they authored Sound Foundations: A Mathematics Simulation, which received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education's Program Effectiveness Panel and was included in the publication, Educational Programs that Work.

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