• Money Matters (MM)

    Class Syllabus




    Teacher’s Name:  Karen Mills                                                                                                                 Classroom #:   518                                                                 

    Teacher’s email address: karen.mills@smcisd.net                                                                                   Teacher’s Phone #: 512-393-6800

    Tutorials:  Monday - Friday from 7:45 am – 8:15 am                                                                                Conference Period: 6th M-T 1:50-2:35

    Website Link: https://www.smcisd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageType=1&SiteID=8&ChannelID=300&DirectoryType=6

    Materials needed for this class:  Paper, pen, and pencil


    General Course Description

    In Money Matters, students will investigate money management from a personal financial perceptive. Students will apply critical-thinking skills to analyze financial options based on current and projected economic factors. Students will gain knowledge and skills necessary to establish short-term and long-term financial goals. Students will examine various methods of achieving short-term and long-term financial goals through real world projects, such as budgeting for college, budgeting for a family, investing, tax preparation and planning, asset allocating, risk management, and retirement preparation.


    Instructional Objectives


    Students will be able to make sound financial decision for themselves and for their future family.


    Grading Policy

    Formative (daily) grades at 60% and summative (test) grades at 40%.


    Make-Up Work

    Will be accepted until five days before the grading period ends.



    • Follow the classroom rules.
    • It is important for you to be in class every day. All work must be done in class so if you are absent you will need to come for tutorials.


    Ms. Mills’ Classroom Rules


    • You may not use phones or listen to music during class when I am direct teaching.
    • You must sit in your assigned seat at all times because you are responsible for your assigned computer during class.
    • Do not roll past the area of your desk or spin in your chair.
    • Work needs to be turned in on time.
    • If you cheat, you and the person you copied from will both receive zeros and I will call your parents.
    • You are responsible for making sure you get the notes and assignments when you are out.
    • All work must be done during class or in my tutorials.
    • It’s important for you to be in class every day because we work from bell to bell so you will have a class period worth of work to catch up on for each class missed.
    • As soon as you come to class, log on to the computer so you will be ready for class.


    I’m looking forward to a fun and exciting year.  Please see me if you have any questions, or need special help.







    Go Rattlers!!!


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Last Modified on August 20, 2021