Financial Algebra: Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications

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Authors : Robert Gerver; Richard J. Sgroi


576 Pages  Hardcover 

1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011

©2014 , Published


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Ideal for 3rd or 4th year math students, FINANCIAL ALGEBRA: ADVANCED ALGEBRA WITH FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS applies Algebra 1 concepts in practical business and personal finance contexts. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, FINANCIAL ALGEBRA helps students achieve success by incorporating Algeb... more


Strong review of Algebra I formulas with variables, equations, functions, systems of equations, graphs, statistics, and more within a financial context your students can relate to. Students see algebra translated into powerful, financially focused, real world problems.

Students see algebra at work ... more

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Aligns with Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

CCSS Warm-up activities provided in each lesson opener (63).

CCSS Domain and Standards are identified in each lesson opener (63).

Teacher Supplements

The Student Workbook offers additional resources for mastering algebraic concepts within a financial context.

Student Supplements

The Student Workbook offers additional resources for mastering algebraic concepts within a financial context.

NCAA Certification

The NCAA Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all students who want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II institution as freshmen. Keep in mind that NCAA gives accreditation to courses rather than textbooks. Several schools using Financial Algebra have received NCAA approval and we can assist you with that application process. NCAA's guidelines must be adhered to for the course to be accepted. You will notice that the course proposed (see course proposal resources below) is well aligned with the textbook and maintains the mathematical rigor of an upper level math course. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the NCAA website and their criteria for course approval.

What is a core course?

A course must be:

  • An academic course that receives high school graduation credit in one or a combination of these areas: English, mathematics, natural/physical science, social science, foreign language, nondoctrinal/comparative religion, or philosophy;
  • Four-year college preparatory;
  • At or above your high school’s regular academic level;
  • Algebra I or higher in the math area;
  • Taught by a qualified instructor

To review your school’s updated list, please visit

If you are submitting a core course for approval, it is necessary to submit the following information on each course. National Geographic Learning provides many of the documents listed below; however, several of the items are school-specific and will need to be provided by the school.

  • Course syllabus and description [Note: Algebra 1 is the only prerequisite for this course] Course proposal
  • Table of Contents from textbooks and/or other resources [Note: Include the Tables of Contents for additional reference materials, such as textbooks in the areas of Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics. This will help accurately reflect the rigor of the course.]
    1. Discretionary Expenses
    2. Banking Services
    3. Credit
    4. Automobile Ownership
    5. Employment
    6. Taxes
    7. Independent Living
    8. Investing
    9. Modeling A Business
    10. Retirement
    11. Prepare A Budget
  • Verification or documentation that shows the course receives graduation credit in the area submitted (school-specific)
  • For all math courses, a map or diagram that shows where the submitted courses fit within your various sequences and a copy of the math section from the course selection book (school-specific)

If you have questions about any materials listed above, please contact the authors at: Robert Gerver or Richard Sgroi

For more information about the submission process, visit If you have further questions, you can contact the NCAA Eligibility Center at:

NCAA Eligibility Center

1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

FAX: 317-968-5100