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Course SummaryMath 99: Essentials of Algebra and Statistics has been evaluated and recommended for 4 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can complete the course at your own pace, and it's designed to help you save time and money on your degree.
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The course objective is to comprehend fundamental mathematical concepts and solve problems associated with algebraic equations/formulas, probability and statistics.
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:
- Outline methods of problem solving using models, estimations and word problems.
- Demonstrate how to use a variety of mathematical operations with integers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers and exponents.
- Solve basic mathematical expressions and problems using proportions, ratios and averages and unit conversions within and between systems.
- Show how to write, solve, notate and graph linear equations and basic functions as well as basic transformations using graphs.
- Describe systems of equations and basic inequalities as well as how to solve inequalities and systems of equations.
- Examine mathematical sequences including classifying arithmetic and geometrics sequences and writing variable expressions.
- Explain the basic characteristics and relationships of angles, lines, geometric shapes and how to calculate perimeter, area and volume for geometric shapes.
- Apply basic statistical concepts such as probability and Bayes' Theorem to everyday life.
- Compare and contrast different types of charts and graphs including pie charts, bar graphs, whisker plots and line graphs.
- Interpret and use written data with the following methods: spreading data, ranking and weighting data, evaluating instruments and interpreting relationships.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Math 99 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 99 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Math 99 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|Problem Solving & Math Models||Outlines various methods of problem solving using models, estimation and word problems.|
|Working with Integers & Exponents||Covers integers and exponents and explains how to perform a variety of mathematical operations with them.|
|Working With Rational Numbers||Defines rational numbers and explains how to convert them.|
|Mathematical Operations||Discusses the use of the four mathematical operations. Outlines formal written methods applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers.|
|Unit Conversion & Measurement||Provides an overview of units and conversions within and between systems.|
|Proportions, Ratios & Averages||Focuses on proportions, ratios and averages. Walks through the steps required to solve problems that involve these functions. Differentiates between mean, median, mode and range.|
|Basic Equations & Expressions||Describes basic mathematical expressions and equations, as well as the process for simplifying and solving them.|
|Solving & Graphing Linear Equations||Explains how to write, solve, and graph linear equations.|
|Understanding Inequalities||Examines inequalities involving absolute values and decimals. Covers solving for one and two-step linear inequalities.|
|Systems of Equations||Teaches how to solve systems of equations by elimination, graphing and substitution.|
|Working with Functions||Defines the characteristics of basic functions including identification, notation and graphing.|
|Sequences in Math||Explores mathematical sequences, including finding/classifying arithmetic and geometric sequences and writing variable expressions.|
|Transformations in Math||Defines the characteristics of basic transformation using graphs.|
|Points, Lines & Angles||Explores the relationship between angles and lines.|
|Triangles & Their Properties||Breaks down the basic characteristics of triangles.|
|Measuring Perimeter, Area & Volume||Uses formulas to calculate perimeter, area and volume for geometric shapes.|
|Congruency in Math||Covers congruency in all geometric shapes and how to prove relationships in figures using congruence.|
|Probability Basics||Examines conditional probability, rules of probability and Bayes' Theorem.|
|Statistics in Daily Life||Discusses statistical applications, models, formulas and more.|
|Understanding Graphs & Charts||Covers different 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||Teaches how to interpret and use written data. Explains how to spread, rank and weight data, evaluate instruments, analyze data, draw conclusions, interpret relationships and evaluate accuracy.|
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|Completed the entire Math 99: Essentials of Algebra and Statistics course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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