2024-2025 School Year

Consumer Math Honors GVL

Course Description

Consumer Math is a practical course covering essential topics for high school students. Basic math skills such as rates, ratios, proportions, percents, operations with integers, algebra, and integer exponents; as well as customary and international measurement systems and the conversions between the two, linear measure, area, and volume are all covered prior to continuing on with the study of math in specific consumer areas. The consumer areas include: figuring and calculating income; short and long term budgets; personal banking – different accounts and interest rates; borrowing money; transportation (the world of new cars, used cars, insurance, gas, oil, tires, and such); food; clothing; housing – including mortgages, renting, owning, and home maintenance/improvements; life and health insurance policies; income taxes – becoming familiar with the tax forms; and the financial aspects of taking vacations. With an emphasis on wise stewardship based upon biblical principles, this is a thorough presentation of practical, daily-life consumer math.

To be successful in this class:

Honors students will be required to complete more work than College Prep students. This extra work will fall into three categories: required additional homework problems in each chapter, required additional problems on each chapter test and semester exam, and student-selected additional projects. See the Honors Addendum above for a detailed explanation of the additional honors work.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Fees: $465


Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Course Credit: 1 math (honors)

Required Materials


Other Materials:

  • Scientific calculator separate from phone- must bring to class each day
  • Three-ring binder, notebook paper, pencils.

Per UHC guidelines, Honors students will be required to complete more work than College Prep students. This extra work will fall into three categories:

  • Extra honors problems for each chapter
  • Extra honors test questions on each test and exam
  • Complete two additional projects each semester from a list provided by the teacher.

Specific assignments and details for honors work will be provided by the teacher.

Meet Cathryn Anderson

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Personnel Management The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Teaching experience: Financial educator and coach with over a decade working in the financial industry as a loan officer and personal financial advisor. Other business experience includes small business ownership, 401(c)3 non-profit management, and international business

Experience:  I began homeschooling in 2019

Courses taught at UHC:

  • Personal Finance
  • Consumer Math
  • Introduction to Business
  • Biology

Teacher at UHC since 2022