Roy C. Ketcham High School
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
Welcome! The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the goals,
expectations, and rules for this class. It also contains a list of
materials that each student will need to help have a successful school year
as well as a break down of the grading system.
Financial Math is a full year course designed to give students an
understanding of the fundamentals of Financial Math as it relates to real
world applications. The study of Financial Math will include topics such as:
- Problem Solving
- Gross Income and Net Income
- Checking Accounts & Savings
- Cash Purchases
- Credit Cards
- Automobile Transportation
- Housing Costs
- Insurance and Investments
- Purchasing & Sales
- Warehouse & Distribution
- Accounting & Accounting Records
- Financial Management
Financial Math should provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to better function as informed citizens and consumers in today’s world.
1. Be Prompt.
2. Be Prepared.
3. Be Productive and Cooperative.
4. Be Polite and Respectful.
Step 1: Verbal warning.
Step 2: Students will be required to stay after class to discuss
Step 3: Parent/Guardian will be contacted. Student referral slip will be
Step 4: Administrative involvement including meeting with
• Folder or binder to hold loose-leaf and handouts
• Notebook / Paper
• Simple calculator (available at Dollar Stores, Walmart, etc.) to be used for
homework – calculators will be available for in class use
Assessment / Grading:
Class work & Participation 15%
Exams: If a student is absent with a legal pass on the day of a test, he or she
will be expected to take a make-up test. ALL MAKE UPS WILL BE AFTER SCHOOL.
Homework: Homework is expected to be complete and legible and will be
graded as either a 0 or 100 based on if you did the homework or not, wrong
answers are not counted against you. ALL WORK MUST BE SHOWN IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT!!!!
Quizzes: There will be at least one quiz a week – some announced and some of them “pop” quizzes.
Classwork & Participation: You need to be in class, prepared (i.e., books,
paper, pen, calculator) and complete all assigned work and participate in
I am available for extra help during periods 2, 6 & 7 and after school,
please see me to arrange.
Parent/Guardian comments or concerns are important and are welcome. The
cooperation of student as well as the parent/guardian is appreciated. I may
be contacted at:Karen.Noye@wcsdny.org or 845-298-5100 x31046