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Skills available for Texas eighth-grade math standards

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2 Number and operations

3-5 Proportionality

6-9 Expressions, equations, and relationships

10 Two-dimensional shapes

11 Measurement and data

12 Personal financial literacy

  • 12 The student applies mathematical process standards to develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving useful in one's life as a knowledgeable consumer and investor.

    • A solve real-world problems comparing how interest rate and loan length affect the cost of credit;

    • B calculate the total cost of repaying a loan, including credit cards and easy access loans, under various rates of interest and over different periods using an online calculator;

    • C explain how small amounts of money invested regularly, including money saved for college and retirement, grow over time;

    • D calculate and compare simple interest and compound interest earnings;

    • E identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different payment methods;

    • F analyze situations to determine if they represent financially responsible decisions and identify the benefits of financial responsibility and the costs of financial irresponsibility; and

    • G estimate the cost of a two-year and four-year college education, including family contribution, and devise a periodic savings plan for accumulating the money needed to contribute to the total cost of attendance for at least the first year of college.