Take Introductory Applied Math online at your own pace

In this self-paced course, learn how to use straightforward fundamental math and algebra approaches for real world situations. Access the course room on any device.

  • ACE Credit®-recommended for 1.0 semester credit

Course description

Altering a recipe, planning a road trip, getting the best deal when shopping, and financing college— what do all these things have in common? An understanding of numbers and how to use and interpret them. In the workplace, fields such as business, technology, and criminal justice all depend on math. In this course, you will learn how to apply mathematics in a way that will positively inform your world. Learn how to use straightforward approaches for fundamental math and algebra to create meaning and see the world in a new way.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 13 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Solve basic arithmetic equations.</li><li>Simplify multi-step algebraic expressions.</li><li>Evaluate arithmetic expressions&nbsp;involving fractions and decimals.</li><li>Perform conversions between decimals, fractions, and percents to solve real-world problems.</li><li>Solve linear algebraic equations.</li><li>Solve linear inequality word problems.</li><li>Use the slope-intercept form to identify coordinates, slope, and lines on a graph.</li><li>Use the counting principle and probability to solve real-world problems.</li><li>Solve real-world problems using&nbsp;mean, median, and mode.</li><li>Examine graphs to identify values and determine possible data subjectivity.</li><li>Examine common paycheck questions such as gross versus net pay, deductions, and tax implications.</li><li>Use the power of simple and compound interest to determine the true cost/benefit of loans and&nbsp;investments.</li><li>Use geometric formulas to better understand sizes of common objects.</li></ul>

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