Financial Math Week 5 Plans

This week we will begin Chapter 3:  Budgeting

Monday:  Chapter 3 Section 1.1  Budgeting 101

Tuesday:  Chapter 3 Section 1.2  Budgeting 101, Part 2

Wednesday:  Balancing your checkbook activity, radio calls

Thursday:  Chapter 3 Section 2 The Basics of Banking

Friday:  Quick Read Articles and Discussion


Many of these activities can be found at under Chapter 3.

Week 4 Lesson Plans

Remember from last week:  The first foundation is a $500 emergency fund.  Save your $$$.

Monday:  The power of compound interest.  Activity:  Saving As A Way to Build Wealth

Tuesday:  Chapter 2:  Savings Review

Wednesday:  Chapter 2 Test

Thursday:  Go over Chapter 2 Test,  Rate of Return and Five Foundations Activities

Friday:  ACT/SAT practice day.

Week 3 Lesson Plans

Chapter 1 is finally over!  Now we can really put the rubber to the road.

Tuesday 9/5:  Chapter 2 Day 1:  Savings is an exercise of Character  Video 1.1a/1.1b, including pre-test

Wednesday 9/6:  Chapter 2 Day 2:  Three reasons to Save Money, Savings by Nation Activity

Thursday 9/7:  Chapter 2 Day 3:  Three reasons to Save Money, continued

Friday  9/8:  Chapter 2 Day 4:  The Power of Compound Interest, Saving to Build Wealth Activity

Week 2 Lesson Plans

Monday–  Section 3.1 “You and Money”

Tuesday–  Test Review

Wednesday– “Chapter 1: Introduction to Personal Finance” Test and Budget Builder Activity

Thursday-  Discuss Test and Activity

Friday- ACT/SAT Practice

Week 1 Lesson Plans

We will begin our Foundations in Personal Finance journey this week.

  • Monday- Well will take the course pre-test.  Relax, it’s not really a “test”.  Just a starting point. I will be sending home a parent interview activity today.  Due date will be Thursday.
  • Tuesday-  Section 1.1- What is personal finance?
  • Wednesday-  Section 1.2- Money the American Way
  • Thursday- Section 1.2, continued.  We will most likely do some research today over entities that involve credit.
  • Friday-  ACT/SAT test practice

Day 1 Handout

Below is a copy of what I will hand out on Thursday.


Financial math with Mr Brown


Communication is vitally important!

Email: [email protected] (preferred form of contact)

Remind: Text @f8c98 to 81010 (Mr. Brown’s Stats)

Phone: 903-291-2028 (leave a message)

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Google Classroom:  Use code ta1zhur to join


Get to know me:  I am a 2000 graduate of Henderson High School and a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University.  My wife is a White Oak High School graduate and we have two kids: Avery, who is 5, and Maddox, who is 3.  I enjoy relaxing outdoor activities, as well as rooting for my Aggies, Rangers, and Roughnecks.  I have been teaching high school math for 10 years.


Class Rules (the Four “R”s)

  1. Be Respectful
  2. Be Responsible
  3. Be Ready
  4. Rise Up!


About this class: This class is all about preparing ourselves to be responsible adults when it come to money, cash, moolah, dinero, etc, etc, etc.  You will be able to the majority of your work online through a video series from Foundations Digital, a Dave Ramsey company.  This will be the most applicable to the real world course you will take, in my opinion.  It will be lots of fun.  We will also take a few days every so often to do some SAT and ACT practice for the math sections on those tests.  


Daily supplies:  a spiral or composition book, pencils, notebook, and your chromebook


Grading:  According to department policy, a minimum of 15 daily grades and 3 major grades per grading period.  Daily grades include homework, in class activities, quizzes (double value)  and online activities.  Major grades include projects and tests.  Major grades make up 60% while daily grades make up 40% of your final grade.


Homework:  Homework is a possibility and is due on the due date.  You know this.


Late work:  You know this too.  Late work is not accepted.


Missed Work:  You are responsible for missed work according to school policy.  Days missed = days allowed to make-up.    “What did we do yesterday?” is not an option.  Check the blog, get the notes and assignments and be ready when you return from a missed day.


Retests and corrections:  Corrections on daily assignments and quizzes can be done before or after school, or during enrichment, in my classroom with me.  The highest grade on a corrected assignment will be 70.  No retests will be given.  If a student scores higher on the nine week test, then the nine week test grade can replace the lowest of the previous test grades.


A copy of the department grading policy is attached.  You are expected to read, sign, and return by Monday, August 21.


My expectations for you is success.  You can do it.  Believe it!


Week 0 Lesson Plans

Hello, and welcome to my Financial Math blog. We’ve got a lot to accomplish this school year, and we will have to work together. Therefore, the first couple of days will be spent getting to know each other and learning classroom routines.

Thursday, August 17: meet and greet and classroom procedures

Friday, August 18: meet and greet and classroom procedures. Signed grading policy due.

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