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    5 Resources for Student Financial Literacy

    A few years ago, my World History class and I were discussing economics. They opined that while basic personal financial skills should be part of family discussions, realistically they are not. They admitted they did not know basic finance, but they wanted to. So together, we worked out a list of personal finance topics that would make for a pragmatic semester class.  

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    Topics: Mathematics, Life Lessons, Upper School

    #LoveMathAgain

    Posted by Butch Jalbert, Mathematics teacher on 11/12/18 8:15 AM

    In my 40 or so years of teaching at Tampa Prep, I have heard a lot of students say, "Math is so hard." I want to give everyone a reason (or 20) to love math again.

    So here we go . . . Math is powerful. You tell me where you are all the time, and I can tell how fast you are going, what direction you are headed, whether you are accelerating and how much! Yep, math is powerful! Here are just a few of the ways off the top of my head: 

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    Topics: Mathematics, Academics

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