REAL LIFE FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS
This comprehensive curriculum is designed to meet the TEKS for a one-year high school Financial Mathematics course. Please read the course description on the prior tab and the Syllabus on the following tab.
School Districts please review the following recommended ACTION PLAN for implementation in September 2016. If you will implement in September 2017, you will have the TEA providing many services.
Action Plan Implement Sept 2016 Implement Sept 2017
- Tell FMA you plan to implement NOW, ASAP, PRONTO YES
- Review RLFM materials for TEKS March 2016 TEA – April to August 2016
- Enroll students for course April 2016 April 2017
- Identify instructors May 2016 April 2017
- Order materials from FMA May 2016 TEA – April 2017
- Discuss Professional Development Needs May 2016 May 207
- Attend TCEE, HCDE, ESC Conference for PD June 2016 June 2017
- Students begin RLFM Sept 2016 Sept 2017
IMPORTANT – School Administrator Please READ
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Credit – Students receive a 3rd math credit. Counselors and students need to know they can take this course for graduation and may then decide they should take Algebra II or pre-calc based on their career decisions.
Volunteers – FMA encourages the community to be engaged in this course. If you have a community program, speak with FMA about the opportunities this course offers.
Teachers – Instructors must meet TEA criteria as teachers. Please check with TEA for guidance.
Instructor PD – FMA will work with the school and district to provide professional development at convenient time and place.
Materials – The course is web-based with materials downloaded by students and teachers. Teachers will have a RLFM Instructor’s Guide, RLFM Lesson Plans, RLFM Power Point for classroom presentation. Student may download and print the RLFM Student Workbook.
Real Life Experiential Game (OPTIONAL) – a 2-day, reality simulation, experiential game with business and non-profit organizations as volunteers. Students are divided into teams and half the teams play Shift A, the other half play Shift B. In the game, the students “age” from 19 to 26, in 8 rounds, as they work, pay bills, pay for college, file tax returns, have financial statement audits, buy homes, cars, insurance, invest 401(k) plans, etc. The GAME is regional – Houston in 2018 and San Antonio, Dallas and Austin in 2019.