Live Event Reflection

#mathchat Thursday @ 7:30 – What maths should be in a curriculum that every adult should know or be able to do?

This live event gave the participants an opportunity to sound off about what maths should be in a math curriculum that every adult should know. This was a very interesting topic, most participants who weighed in stating that financial literacy should be in the curriculum. Most adults have the basic knowledge in mathematics but struggle with financial literacy as related to the real world. As I read comment being posted, I started to think about how our economy and how it has been affected by the poor decisions that people made with credit cards and borrowing money.

Some middle schools teach students about stocks but that’s not enough. Math curriculums should include simulations about using credit cards, how to invest, borrowing money, and how to build a stronger financial foundation.

Although several topics should be must haves in the curriculum, finanial literacy should be on the top of the list because several individuals are affected by the decisions they make because of the lack of knowledge about managing their finances.

As always another great discussion.

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