East Forest seniors (from left) Giovanni DiGiacomo, Matt Zeigler, and David Schill are still working on a Consumer Math project after the period has ended

East Forest Seniors Learning Practical Math in Consumer Math Class

September 28, 2023

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – At East Forest High School, math class is used for more than just theory.

In Robin Cornecki’s Consumer Math course, seniors focus on everyday math skills needed to survive in the real world.

Recently, students were learning about budgeting. They were given scenarios where they looked at career, cars, housing, habits, and savings choices. They then collected their net monthly income to stay within their budget while also looking at where costs could be cut. Then they calculated their net monthly income to stay within their budget or look at where costs could be cut.

The students enjoyed mixing and matching the project cards to build a lifestyle that they would like to live.

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