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RLFM Table of Contents

REAL LIFE FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS
               Educator Guide

E-1 – Educator Quick Start
E-2 – Getting Started
Day #1 – Registration
Day #2 – Student Expectations
Day #3 – Prologue – Completing Assessments
Day #4 – Class Management – Using the 6Es
Day #5 – Teamwork with Flipped Instructional Methods

        STUDENT COURSE
PROLOGUE – GETTING STARTED

  • Atlas, Three Boxes & Goals
  • When You Were Young
  • About Me – Demographics
  • Personal Finance Test – 50 pts
  • Final Exam 2020 – 100 pts
  • Grit, Perseverance & Future Income

UNIT ONE – SETTING GOALS & EXPECTATIONS

  • 1-1 CONVERTING DREAMS TO REALITY
  • 1-2 CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM-SOLVING
  • 1-3 SOCIAL MOBILITY
  • 1-4 CREATOR OR YOUR FUTURE
  • 1-5 ETHICS, LAW & CHARITY
  • 1-6 ADVANCED MATH
  • UNIT 1 EXAM

UNIT TWO – CAREER DISCOVERY

  • 2-1 FIND A JOB YOU LOVE
  • 2-2 DO YOU WANT A CAREER OR A JOB?
  • 2-3 YOUR INTEREST ASSESSMENT
  • 2-4 NEEDS, WANTS & STANDARD OF LIVING
  • 2-5 CONNECT INTERESTS, EDUCATION & CAREERS
  • 2-6 CAREER MATRIX PRESENTATIONS
  • UNIT 2 EXAM

UNIT THREE – WAGES & BENEFITS

  • 3-1 WORKING THE BRAIN
  • 3-2 CAN’T WAIT TO WORK?
  • 3-3 INCOME, WAGES, NON-EXEMPT & SALARIED
  • 3-4 EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR?
  • 3-5 FICA & STATUTORY BENEFITS
  • 3-6 ELECTIVE BENEFITS
  • 3-7 RETIREMENT BENEFITS
  • UNIT 3 EXAM

 

UNIT FOUR – YOUR FUTURE

  • 4-1 RESEARCH
  • 4-2 COMMUNITY NEEDS
  • 4-3 COMMUNITY PROJECT
  • 4-4 USING MATH IN THE REAL WORLD
  • 4-5 PERSONAL FINANCE
  • UNIT 4 EXAM

UNIT FIVE – SELECTING POSTSECONDARY ED

  • 5-1 YOUR HIGH SCHOOL PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
  • 5-2 YOUR JOB PERFORMANCE – YOUR GPA
  • 5-3 COLLEGE 101
  • 5-4 BEGIN WITH YOUR MAJOR
  • 5-5 AM I ON TRACK?
  • UNIT 5 EXAM

UNIT SIX – FUNDING POSTSECONDARY ED

  • 6-1 CALCULATE THE GROSS COST OF PSE
  • 6-2 AP & DUAL CREDIT REDUCE PSE COST
  • 6-3 COLLEGE REALITY CHECK
  • 6-4 FOCUS ON FAFSA
  • 6-5 OTHER $$$ RESOURCES
  • 6-6 THE FULL RIDE
  • UNIT 6 EXAM
  • 6-7 BONUS – ATTENDING A FOREIGN UNIVERSITY

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