This course introduces and explains basic mathematical calculations. It's useful for those who want to refresh their skills in using both whole numbers and decimals, to analyze and make sense of business data.
In this course, you'll learn what whole numbers are and how to round these numbers to different places. You'll be reminded what fractions are, how to convert them into percentages, ratios, and decimals, and how to order them from largest to smallest. You'll also learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.
Working with Whole Numbers and Decimals
1. Using Whole Numbers in Business
2. Understanding Fractions and Decimals
3. Adding and Subtracting Decimals
4. Multiplying Decimals
In this course, you'll learn about the benefits of using percentages and how to calculate percentages for typical business problems. You'll also learn what percentage increases and decreases are, and how to calculate those. Finally, you'll learn how ratios are used in business, how to solve rate problems, and what the typical business ratios are.
Percentages and Ratios
1. Understanding Percentages
2. Percent Increase and Decrease
3. Using Ratios
In business, it's vital to have a grasp of basic mathematics if you're to generate meaningful data and understand the data you're given to work with. Among other things, this includes having an understanding of both averages and equations.
Knowledge of averages is very important in business. They can make it easier to interpret data and to convert potentially large amounts of data into single figures that are easy to understand and work with.
Averages can help simplify calculations so that it's possible to make quick mental estimates and on-the-spot business decisions.
You can also use averages to compare results or track them over time.
Averages and Equations
1. Calculating Weighted Averages
2. Determining Moving Averages
3. Using Equations in Business
It's also important to have a basic understanding of equations. Equations are a way of expressing how numbers relate to each other. They're often used in business, to determine or compare values.
Being able to understand equations will help you interpret and analyze business data, and express business requirements or operations in numeric terms.
Using line graphs, pie charts, and bar graphs, you can transform dreary, text-based information or heavy sets of figures into vibrant, eye-catching visuals that communicate the data without boring or confusing your audience.
In this course, you'll learn everything you need to know about how to use basic charts and graphs in a business context:
- the benefits of using charts and graphs in business
- how to interpret charts and graphs
- how to design effective charts and graphs, and
- how to select the right type of chart or graph based on the data you want to convey
Once you understand these principles, you'll be well equipped to communicate business information visually, in ways that are meaningful, attractive, and easy for your audience to understand.