A high school math department has plans to build upon their entrepreneurial math courses that have proved to be popular selections in algebra and geometry.
Last year’s “Geometry in Construction” course at Evanston Township High School was a hit and plans have been announced to follow it with “Algebra in Entrepreneurship”.
The course will be coupled with another new offering “Information Technology Internship” encouraging students to apply math with an eye toward solving problems involving Chromebook and customer service.
The new algebra course was designed for ninth graders who did not complete algebra successfully in eighth grade. But coupling it with a course in entrepreneurship in cooperation with the school’s Career and Technical Education Department allows for developing the double period course with resources from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Students will learn algebraic expressions and equations, as well as basic formulas used for tracking gross profit, and developing forecasts and estimates.