Course Description: Instruction in analytical and
problem solving skills for business
applications. Includes typical business scenarios and case studies for “real
life”
experience for the students. Prerequisites: High school or equivalent
instruction in basic
arithmetic – addition , subtraction , multiplication and division.
Objectives: Every student will be able to:
· Apply basic math skills in office applications
· Fol line s/algebrafractionslowest.html">low and analytical process in problem solving
· Demonstrate problemsolving skills
· Recognize the value of mathematical ; analysis in presentations and reports
· Demonstrate the ability to display results in a graphical or meaningful way
Rationale : Basic math skills are required in the
business community. This course will
enable students to efficiently apply the learned skills in daily office duties.
Required Material: Basic Business Math: A
LifeSkills Approach, Richard P. Truchon,
ISBN 1560524480
Type of Course: Short Course
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on their
competency in performing a variety of
handson exercises throughout the course. In order to grant CEU credit for a
course the
students must be able to complete assessment exercises for each part of the
course given
by the instructor. The instructor will validate each participant’s achievement
of the course
objectives by signing and awarding in dividual certificates of completion.
Course Outline:
I. Working with whole numbers 
1 hour 
1. Rounding
2. Addition, subtraction, multiplications, division 



II. Working with fractions 
1 hour 
1. Addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division 



III. Working with decimals 
1 ½ hour 
1. Converting fraction to decimals
2. Converting decimals to fractions
3. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
4. Rounding 



IV. Calculating percentages 
1 hour 


V. Using equations 
1 hour 


VI. Understanding formulas 
1 hour 


VII. Using statistics and analysis 
2 hours 


VIII. Applying math skills to business
applications 
3 ½ hours 
1. Commissions
2. Mark ups
3. Mark downs
4. Discounts
5. Taxes
6. Interest
7. Installments 



IX. Presenting results in graphs and charts 
2 hours 


X. Introduction to algebra 
1 hour 


XI. Metric system 
1 hour 