Course Topics

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The course’s content, assignments, and assessments for Math for Our World are aligned to the following topics:

Chapter 1: General Problem Solving

  • Problem Solving with Proportional Relationships and Geometry
  • Unit Conversion
  • Estimation, Precision and Accuracy

Chapter 2: Excel

  • Data Entering, Editing, and Formatting
  • Data Analysis, Statistical Functions & Formulas
  • Charts: Choosing & Formatting Appropriately

Chapter 3: Math of Finance

  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Annuities and Loans

Chapter 4: Statistics: Collecting Data

  • Data Collection Basics
  • Sampling and Experimentation
  • Graphical Representation of Data

Chapter 5: Statistics: Describing Data

  • Measure of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Distribution

Chapter 6: Normal Distribution

  • The Normal Curve
  • Z-scores and Percentiles

Chapter 7: Probability

  • Computing the Probability of an Event
  • Applications With Probability


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