Business Math Curriculum Resource & Lesson Plans
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 Available Lessons: 68
 Average Lesson Length: 8 min

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The lessons included in this Business Math lesson plan course can help make planning your class simple and fun. Create tests, quizzes and study guides by adapting the engaging material provided here in our text and video lessons, quizzes and printable transcripts.to start this course today
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How It Works
You can use this business math course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
 Chapters  Each chapter covers a unit of business math, from number sense and linear equations to salvage values and financial analysis. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific business math course.
 Lessons  Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bitesized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like deferred payment price or payroll cost calculations. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
 Key Terms  Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on depreciation includes key terms like straightline depreciation and double declining balance depreciation.
Video Lessons
As you work on your business math lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
 Introduce Topics  Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like business math applications if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumpingoff point for a lecture, group activity, or class discussion.
 Break Up Lectures  The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like statistical significance and breakeven analysis.
 Assign For Homework  Each lesson in the course, from the uses of percents to exchange rates and currency conversion, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Transcripts
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
 Lecture Notes  Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on linear equations and inequalities? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
 Student Reading  Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about promissory note terms, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
 Study Tools  When it's time for a unit exam on interest and purchases, you can point your students to the transcripts on installment purchases, markup and markdown, effective annual rate, and related topics to help them study.
Quizzes
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
 Homework  Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from common unit conversions to key formulas, like the ones used to calculate the present value of an annuity or effective annual rates.
 Tests  You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on business probability and statistics? There are plenty!
 Discussions  Jumpstart a discussion with questions like: How can we determine the performance of stocks and bonds?
Sample Curriculum
Below is a sketch of the business math curriculum modeled on a 9week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
Week  Unit  Sample of Topics Covered 

Week 1  Number Sense  Problems with percents, fractions and decimals, common unit conversions, order of operations, line and bar graphs, pie charts 
Week 2  Linear Equations and Inequalities  Standard and slopeintercept forms of linear equations, simultaneous linear equations, line graph extrapolation and interpolation 
Week 3  Graphing and Evaluating Equations and Functions  Graphs of undefined and zero slopes, 1 and 2variable inequalities, the distance and midpoint formulas, function graphs, domain and range, functions of functions, discontinuities 
Week 4  Quadratic Equations and Functions  The standard form of a quadratic equation, the quadratic formula, steps for factoring and solving quadratic equations, completing the square 
Week 5  Probability and Statistics for Business  Measures of central tendency, standard deviation, statistical significance, probability of independent and dependent events, expected value, percentiles 
Week 6  Depreciation & Salvage Values  Methods of depreciation, partialyear depreciation, accelerated depreciation methods, change in estimate, depreciation reporting 
Week 7  Interest & Purchases  Index numbers, credit terms, installment purchases, deferred payment and cash prices, markup and markdown, effective annual rate, promissory notes 
Week 8  Math for Financial Analysis  The time value of money, annuities, breakeven analysis, financial ratio calculations, stock and preferred stock performance, bond yield 
Week 9  Business Math Applications  Payroll cost calculations, property tax calculations, exchange rates, currency conversion 
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