Functional Math Skills

March 18, 2019

        In our Developmental Learning Program Math course at LHS, students work on a variety of math skills, some of which are academic math skills and some of which are functional math skills. One to two days per week, students have been managing their own finances in an ongoing simulated personal finance activity. As part of this simulated activity, students receive a monthly paycheck, pay bills, balance their checkbooks, write checks, put money into their savings account, manage unforeseen financial events, and create a monthly menu and grocery list. Students have enjoyed practicing personal money management and have become excellent at writing checks and balancing their checkbooks. Students have also practiced both counting money and making change.