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Quantitative Literacy

Course Overview

Students in Quantitative Literacy study financial literacy and mathematical decision-making.

  • In Unit 1, students investigate the mathematics of saving and investing. Students look at checking and savings accounts, bonds, certificates of deposit, retirement accounts, annuities, social security, and the stock market.
  • In Unit 2, students investigate loans and credit. Students analyze different types of loans, credit cards, and what factors determine a credit score.
  • In Unit 3, students create a household budget and consider the factors that add to and subtract from a budget.
  • In Unit 4, students study the aspects of probability and chance in everyday life.
  • In Unit 5, students learn about how mathematics is used to make decisions, such as fair allocation of resources and voting.
  • In Unit 6, students examine the mathematics of starting a business.
  • In Unit 7 (optional), students investigate networks, coding, and piecewise function models.

Course Description

Get an explanation of what your child will be learning in Quantitative Literacy in the High School Course Bulletin.

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Textbook Resources

MCPS does not use a textbook for Quantitative Literacy.