Personal Finance key to better math education

Using as many as possible real life personal finance problems in math education makes it more relevant and interesting to students. Nobody cares about calculating a cosine or doing a geometry proof.

The mention this New York non-profit that has a finance-based high school math curriculum.

The FiCycle Math Curriculum

It’s never too early to warn students about “the skim”. It’s the STD of money.



Ok… assuming one is going to learn cosine (knowledge likely required for the majority of non-liberal arts college students), how does one use personal finance to teach it?

Personal Finance education is critically deficient in high school education, but I don’t think you can simply replace Trig and Pre-calc with it and call it a day.