November 30 and December 1, 2015

Class Work: Students worked in their Stock Market Experience Teams to manage their portfolios.  Turn in a Team Journal at the end of the trading session.

Objective: Students will learn about employment benefits and how to calculate earned vacation, health insurance premiums, pension payments and unemployment payments.

Read pages 310-313 in Financial Algebra.

Assignment: Financial Algebra p. 314 2-8 even 12.

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November 17 and 18, 2015

Class Work: Students worked in their Stock Market Experience Teams to manage their portfolios.  Turn in a Team Journal at the end of the trading session.  Students completed a Job Application.

Objective: Students will compute weekly, semimonthly and biweekly earnings given an annual salary and compute hourly pay and overtime pay given an hourly rate.

Read pages 296-299 in Financial Algebra, Section 6-2.  Add definitions to your composition notebook

Assignment:  Financial Algebra p. 300-301, Problems 2-20 even.

November 13, 2015

Class Work: Students worked in their Stock Market Experience Teams to manage their portfolios.  Turn in a Team Journal at the end of the trading session.

Objective: Students will explore how people find employment and compute a monthly or weekly salary based on the annual salary listed in a job ad.  Students will interpret abbreviations found in newspaper and on-line job ads and express classified ad prices as a piecewise function.

Read pages 290-293 in Financial Algebra

Assignment: Financial Algebra p. 294 Problems 2-8, 12-14

November 9 and 10

Objective:  Students will compute interest, balances, present and future value investments using the proper formulas as the complete, in writing the Chapter 3 Review Packet, discussing their responses using the academic language for investing having their notes, books and calculators for supports.  The review packet is available in the classroom.  The Exam for Chapter 3 will be the next class.

November 5 and 6, 2015

Objective:  Students will apply the Present Value of Investments Formulas to calculate the present value of single and periodic deposit investments in writing as they discuss their set up using academic language ( periodic, single, semiannual, quarterly) having their notes, books and calculators for supports.

Assignment:  Read pages 161 -164 in Financial Algebra.  Work problems 2,3,5,6 and 7.

Students will also work in their teams to make trade in the Stock Market Experience, filing out the proper forms as they do.

November 3 and 4, 2015

Objective:  Students will explain in writing how they find the interest amount and/or the balance of an account after a certain period of time, rate, and number of calculations (number of compounding intervals) per year using the content vocabulary correctly: rate, annually, semiannually, monthly, quarterly, weekly, and daily, given the sentence frame with the supports of real-examples and small groups, and Future Value Interest Formulas

Read pages156-158   in Financial Algebra

Assignment: Financial Algebra p. 159, Section 3.7 #2,5,9a-f