
Course Name 
Basics of Business Math Series 
Contact Hours: 24 

Course Description 
This series is designed for users who want to improve their basic math skills. It covers basic mathematical calculations commonly used in business settings. Courses cover computing fractions and decimals, the order of operations for combined computations, and solving equations and word problems. It includes the use of proportions, ratios, and percentages, and also provides instruction on the use of a calculator for business applications. 

Outcome 
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Fractions  Recognize how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
 Explain how to write equal fractions
 Solve combined computations
 Use fractions to solve application problems
Decimals  Compare decimals and round decimals to the nearest tenth and nearest hundredth
 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
 Perform combined addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using the rules of order
 Solve math problems using decimals
Calculator  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with a calculator
 Use the constant function
 Multiply and divide by fractions
 Use the percent key to do percent calculations
 Solve squares and square roots
 Perform chain calculations and combined operations
 Use common formulas to perform financial calculations
Equations  Solve simple equations
 Solve word problems by using formulas
 Create ratios to express the relationship between two amounts
 Use proportions to solve problems involving comparisons of ratios
 Solve math problems using ratios and proportions
 Solve math problems using equations
Percents  Convert a decimal to a percent and a percent to a decimal
 Convert decimals to fractions, fractions to decimals, and fractions to percents
 Define the terms base, rate, and percentage and identify them in word problems
 Solve math problems using percents
Reports  Define mean, median, and mode
 Calculate a simple average
 Determine the type of average that best represents the measure of central tendency
 Distinguish between a simple average and a weighted average
 Calculate a weighted average
 Identify various types of graphs and charts
 Read and interpret graphs
 Select appropriate graphs


Assessment 
Students may master the course/s by achieving a percentage at or above 70% for each individual lesson, through their scoring results of the course questions, the skill assessment, or a combination of both.


Outline 
Fractions  Recognize how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
 Explain how to write equal fractions
 Solve combined computations
 Use fractions to solve application problems
Decimals  Compare decimals and round decimals to the nearest tenth and nearest hundredth
 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
 Perform combined addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using the rules of order
 Solve math problems using decimals
Calculator  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with a calculator
 Use the constant function
 Multiply and divide by fractions
 Use the percent key to do percent calculations
 Solve squares and square roots
 Perform chain calculations and combined operations
 Use common formulas to perform financial calculations
Equations  Solve simple equations
 Solve word problems by using formulas
 Create ratios to express the relationship between two amounts
 Use proportions to solve problems involving comparisons of ratios
 Solve math problems using ratios and proportions
 Solve math problems using equations
Percents  Convert a decimal to a percent and a percent to a decimal
 Convert decimals to fractions, fractions to decimals, and fractions to percents
 Define the terms base, rate, and percentage and identify them in word problems
 Solve math problems using percents
Reports  Define mean, median, and mode
 Calculate a simple average
 Determine the type of average that best represents the measure of central tendency
 Distinguish between a simple average and a weighted average
 Calculate a weighted average
 Identify various types of graphs and charts
 Read and interpret graphs
 Select appropriate graphs
Fractions  Basics of Fractions
 Equal Fractions
 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 Mixed Numbers
 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 Dividing Fractions
 Combined Computations
 Course Review
Decimals  Overview
 Adding and Subtracting
 Multiplying Decimals
 Dividing with Decimals
 Combined Computations
 Course Review
Calculator  Fundamentals
 Other Basic Operations
 The Percent Key
 More Special Keys
 Combined Operations
 Combined Formulas
 Course Review
Equations  Equations and Formulas
 Inverse Operations
 Word Problems
 Ratios
 Proportions
 Course Review
Percents  Introduction to Percents
 Reviewing Conversion Rules
 Converting to and from Percents
 Percentages
 Word Problems
 Course Review
Reports  Simple Averages
 Weighted Averages
 Identifying Graphs and Charts
 Reading Graphs
 Selecting Graphs



