- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 119
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryMath 98: Math for Everyday Life has been evaluated and recommended for 4 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This entertaining course offers access to engaging lessons, mini quizzes and exams that make studying complex math concepts simple and can help you get closer to your educational goals.
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The course objective is to improve your practical math skills for everyday life. You will review and practice skills in the areas of personal finance, problem solving, voting, statistics, and probability.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Solve problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mental math, and numerical-based word problems.
- Calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages, and convert each form into the others.
- Differentiate between mean, median, and mode, and solve problems involving proportions, ratios, and averages.
- Convert units of measurement in both the U.S. standard and metric systems.
- Use basic arithmetic to solve problems involving money, and convert U.S. dollars to foreign currencies.
- Apply personal finance equations and calculations, such as compound interest and loan payment rates, to everyday life.
- Compare and contrast the functionality and characteristics of several types of graphs such as pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs.
- Evaluate and analyze sets of data and draw conclusions from them.
- Explain the different types of probability such as theoretical, subjective, empirical, and conditional, and how they relate to statistics and making decisions in daily life.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Math 98 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by NCCRS for 4 semester hours in the associate/certificate category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by NCCRS.
- Complete Math 98 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Math 98 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Numerical Problem Solving Skills||Outlines strategies for solving numerical-based word problems, including identifying relevant information and applying appropriate procedures.|
|Basic Math Operations & Mental Math||Breaks down basic math concepts, including basic arithmetic, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mental math.|
|Fractions, Decimals & Percentages||Covers fractions, decimals and percentages, including conversions between decimals and fractions, fractions and percents, percents to fractions and decimals to percents. Calculates problems relating to these functions.|
|Proportions, Ratios & Averages||Defines proportions, ratios and averages and provides instruction on how to solve problems involving these functions. Differentiates between mean, median, mode and range.|
|Converting Units of Measurement||Provides an overview of units and conversions within and between systems.|
|Basics of Scientific Notation||Introduces the concept of scientific notation and the basics of performing calculations.|
|Principles of Mathematical Sets||Explores sets, types of sets and their representation.|
|The Mathematics of Money||Analyzes several time- and money-related concepts. Teaches how to convert units of time and solve problems with time and money, including how to convert euros to pounds.|
|Understanding Personal Finance||Provides examples on how to incorporate and apply personal financial matters to everyday life.|
|Exponential Growth & Decay||Defines growth and decay as a mathematical concept and provides examples for calculations.|
|Mathematical Analysis of Voting||Describes the math and analysis behind the voting process.|
|Understanding Graphs & Charts||Examines several types of charts and graphs, including pie charts, bar graphs, box and whisker plots, scatterplots, line graphs, two-way tables, frequency charts and distributions.|
|Interpreting & Analyzing Data Sets||Shows how to interpret and use written data. Discusses spreading, ranking and weighting data, evaluating instruments, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, interpreting relationships and evaluating accuracy.|
|Probability in Daily Life||Explores types of probability, probability events. Explains how to calculate probabilities.|
|Statistics in Daily Life||Discusses statistical applications, models and formulas.|
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|Completed all lessons in Math 98: Math for Everyday Life course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
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