# Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12

- Elizabeth Marquez - Educational Testing Service, USA
- Paul Westbrook - Westbrook Financial Advisers

Foreword by Charlotte Danielson

*"GREAT content, GREAT activities, GREAT explanations!"*—Joyce Deer, Math Teacher, North Pike High School, Summit, MS

*"A valuable addition to the literature on the practical use of mathematics in the real world. This book will contribute to the improvement of monetary connections within secondary mathematics as well as financial literacy in our country."*—Edward C. Nolan, Mathematics Department Chair, Albert Einstein High School, Kensington, MD

*Use real-life money issues to raise students' mathematical and financial literacy!*

Research has solidly established the importance of teaching mathematics in contexts that capture student interest and involvement. Weaving real-world financial issues into secondary mathematics instruction, this highly practical book offers teachers engaging ways to infuse personal money management into NCTM standards–based math lessons.

Using authentic material from daily life, the authors illustrate instructional strategies that connect required mathematical concepts with basic money matters, giving students a solid understanding of financial realities essential to successful everyday living. This resource meets the expanding demands for equity and accountability and:

- Relates math to credit cards, paying taxes, stocks & bonds, mortgages, buying a car, and much more
- Expands teachers' knowledge of basic financial concepts
- Provides suggestions for projects to extend the concepts learned
- Includes a math locator, glossary of money terms, comprehensive index, and summary of formulas

This valuable guide gives teachers, math coaches, and curriculum specialists the resources they need to make math come alive in the classroom and to develop financially savvy students.

"GREAT content, GREAT activities, GREAT explanations!"

**North Pike High School, Summit, MS**

"A valuable addition to the literature on the practical use of mathematics in the real world. This book will contribute to the improvement of monetary connections within secondary mathematics as well as financial literacy in our country."

**Albert Einstein High School, Kensington, MD**

"I can see students getting excited with these math problems, knowing that it is useful material."

**Strickland Middle School, Denton, TX**

*"Helps drive home the message that mathematics is a subject that finds its way into all kinds of professions."*

**Mathematical Association of America**

*"This resource effectively links research to practice, resulting in a contextual approach to math instruction using money as a unifying theme. The authors clearly illustrate that linking outcomes to engaging real-world applications can develop financially savvy students."*

**School Library Journal**