Introduction

Course Topics

I. Chapter 1: General Problem Solving

Why It Matters: General Problem Solving

Proportional Relationships and a Bit of Geometry

Solving Problems With Math

Putting It Together: General Problem Solving

Problem Solving Exercises

II. Chapter 2: Using Excel

Overview of Microsoft Excel

Entering, Editing, and Managing Data

Formatting and Data Analysis

Statistical Functions

Formulas

Choosing a Chart Type

Formatting Charts

Using Charts with Microsoft® Word® and Microsoft® PowerPoint®

Table Basics

III. Chapter 3: Math of Finance

Why It Matters: Finance

Simple and Compound Interest

Annuities and Loans

Which Equation to Use?

Putting It Together: Finance

Exercises

IV. Chapter 4: Statistics: Collecting Data

Why It Matters: Statistics: Collecting Data

Data Collection Basics

Sampling and Experimentation

Putting It Together: Statistics: Collecting Data

V. Chapter 5: Statistics: Describing Data

Why It Matters: Statistics: Describing Data

Representing Data Graphically

Numerical Summaries of Data

Putting It Together: Statistics: Describing Data

VI. Chapter 6: Statistics: Normal Distribution

Understanding Normal Distribution

The Empirical Rule

Z-Scores

VII. Chapter 7: Probability

Why It Matters: Probability

Computing the Probability of an Event

Applications With Probability

Putting It Together: Probability

Appendix

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