Everything that you need to know about CSEC Consumer Arithmetic

Students should be able to:

1. calculate discount, sales tax, profit or loss;
2. express a profit, loss, discount, markup and purchase tax, as a percentage of some value;
3. solve problems involving marked price (or selling price), cost price, percentage profit, loss or discount;
4. solve problems involving payments by installments as in the case of hire purchase and mortgages;
5. solve problems involving simple interest - Principal, time, rate, amount.
6. solve problems involving compound interest, appreciation, and depreciation;

7. solve problems involving measures and money;

8. solve problems involving:

(a) rates and taxes;
(b) utilities;
(c) invoices and shopping bills;
(d) salaries and wages;

(e) insurance and investments.

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Sean Hunte
Sean Hunte

Sean Hunte, Your Passionate Mathematics Teacher

I was once a student just like you. I struggled with Mathematics for the first two (2) years of my secondary school life. In third form my teacher, Dr Sargeant, taught Mathematics in a unique way which allowed me to successfully learn the subject which I was passionate about. Her teaching enabled me to thrive in an area which I would eventually pursue as a career.

Therefore, I have successfully completed CXC's CSEC General Mathematics and CAPE Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2 before obtaining a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

I have ten (10) years of experience teaching Mathematics at the secondary level in Barbados. During this time I have taught hundreds of students who have successfully completed the following courses:


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