### The Complete Business Math Learning Path

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In 18 Skill Sets

05H 37M

## What Will I Learn?

Learning Path

This learning path is an excellent resource to brush up and review common uses of business math with easy to follow examples you can immediately apply to the job,

1m 18s

#### Positive and Negative Numbers

2m 47s

Positive and Negative Numbers

#### Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

5m 37s

Multiplying and Dividing Signed Numbers

#### Mean, Median and Mode

4m 2s

Mean, Median and Mode

#### Weighted Averages

4m 5s

Weighted Averages

#### When to Use Mean, Median and Mode

3m 23s

When to Use Mean, Median and Mode

3m 24s

Variance

#### Standard Deviation

4m 6s

Standard Deviation

2m 23s

The Bell Curve

#### Decimal to Percent and Fraction

2m 44s

Decimal to Percent and Fraction

#### Percent to Decimal and Fraction

3m 45s

Percent to Decimal and Fraction

#### Fraction to Decimal and Percent

2m 56s

Fraction to Decimal and Percent

#### Introduction to Decimals

3m 9s

Introduction to Decimals

2m 39s

#### Multiplying Decimals

1m 57s

Multiplying Decimals

#### Dividing Decimals

3m 1s

Dividing Decimals

#### Rounding Decimals

3m 25s

Rounding Decimals

#### Significant Digits

4m 50s

Significant Digits

#### Scientific Notation

4m 27s

Scientific Notation

#### What, When, and Why to Use

2m 42s

Estimation: What, When, and Why to Use

#### Computing Estimation

3m 35s

Computing Estimation

#### Visual Estimation

3m 2s

Visual Estimation

4m 7s

Basic Operations

#### Order of Operations

3m 18s

Order of Operations

#### Basic Number Properties

5m 23s

Basic Number Properties

#### Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Fraction Conversions

3m 31s

Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Fraction Conversions

#### Positive, Negative and Equivalent Fractions

2m 13s

Positive, Negative and Equivalent Fractions

#### Least Common Denominator

2m 9s

Least Common Denominator

3m 46s

#### Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

2m 14s

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

#### Simplifying Fractions

2m 55s

Simplifying Fractions

2m 31s

Lines and Angles

3m 16s

Geometric Shapes

2m 48s

Perimeter

3m 18s

Circumference

#### Area of a Square or Rectangle

2m 25s

Area of a Square or Rectangle

4m 1s

Area of a Circle

#### Area of a Triangle

2m 2s

Area of a Triangle

3m 16s

Volume of a Box

#### Volume of a Cylinder

3m 0s

Volume of a Cylinder

#### Volume of a Pyramid

2m 59s

Volume of a Pyramid

2m 30s

XY Grid

3m 1s

Bar Graph

#### Line Graphs and Trend Analysis

3m 50s

Line Graphs and Trend Analysis

3m 6s

Pareto Chart

4m 33s

Control Chart

2m 55s

Circle Graphs

#### Fighting the Fear

4m 9s

If you took math in high school or college, you probably reached a point where you thought, "When am I ever going to use this?" Well, in the business world, you might be surprised by how often you do use math. If you didn't enjoy math back in school, and especially if you struggled with it, this may seem intimidating. In this course, we're going to help with that. We'll discuss how math is important in business and discuss strategies for overcoming your fears.

7m 7s

Addition and subtraction are the most commonly used math operations in our daily lives, so it's important to understand how perform them. In this course, we're going to go over common terms, as well as how to do basic addition and subtraction.

#### Choosing the Right Operation

3m 12s

Once you've finished with school, most of the math problems you encounter will likely come in the form of word problems. In word problems, you're not told explicitly how to solve them. Instead, you have to use the clues given to you in the words that make up the problem itself. In this program, we'll learn what sort of words to look for to help you choose the right operation to successfully solve the problem.

#### Estimation Basics

5m 20s

On a daily basis, you may come across many times when you don't need an exact number to a mathematical equation. When you're mentally calculating a grocery bill so you don't go over budget, or when you're rounding a tip for your server at a restaurant, what you're doing is called estimating. In this course, we'll take a look at how to estimate and when you might need it in business.

#### Finding Averages

5m 26s

When we talk about finding averages, we're usually talking about one of three different values: mean, median, or mode. We use these averages to find out what's normal, so we can make predictions about what's going to happen again or compare what's happening now to what's happened in the past. In this program, we're going to talk about what the three types are, as well as how and why to calculate each one of them.

#### Inequalities

3m 27s

In this program, we're going to discuss inequalities and comparing numbers in terms of being greater than or less than one another.

#### Multiplying and Dividing

12m 7s

Did you ever have to memorize times tables in elementary school? If so, you may or may not be a huge fan of multiplication and division. But the truth is, it's a quick way to add groups of numbers together or to separate a group into even subgroups. In this program, we'll learn the terms used to talk about multiplication and division, as well as strategies to help you master equations.

#### Positive and Negative Numbers

5m 58s

In this program, we're going to discuss what positive and negative numbers are and how they're used, so you can get more comfortable with both the concept and practical applications.

#### Understanding Decimals

5m 42s

If you've taken our course on fractions, you already understand what happens when an equation doesn't end with a whole number. In this program, we're going to talk about an alternative to fractions called decimals. By the end of our lesson, you'll know what they are and how to use them.

#### Understanding Fractions

4m 47s

In math, we often deal in whole numbers. But what happens when things don't end up quite even? What do we do with a remainder in division? Perhaps more importantly, how do we split up that extra slice of pizza? In this course, we'll talk about how to do just that, with a type of number called a fraction. First, we'll define the parts of a fraction, and then we'll talk about how we can use them.

#### Understanding Percentages

4m 3s

Fractions and decimals are both ways to express parts of a whole. In this program, we'll talk about one more way: percentages. By the time we've finished today, you'll know what percentages are and how to use them.

#### Understanding the Metric System

3m 56s

In the United States, we typically use the English or Imperial system of measurement for everyday purposes, but in most other countries around the world, the metric system of measurement is the standard. Because of this, the metric system is being used more and more often here in the States, so it's vital that you understand it and know how to use it. In this program, we'll go over basic vocabulary and definitions, as well as some common conversions between the Imperial and metric systems.

#### Understanding a Job Offer

4m 45s

Not all job offers are created equal. There are many factors to consider when determining whether a job offer is fiscally appropriate for your life. In this course, we'll go over the main components that comprise the total compensation package, in other words, what you'll be getting in exchange for your time and expertise. We'll also go over some other non-compensation elements that go into evaluating a job offer.

#### Benefits by the Numbers

3m 3s

When you look at your pay stub, your eyes likely go directly to the amount that ends up in your checking account, followed by the amount you pay in taxes, followed by any deductions related to healthcare, insurance, or investment plans. But there's one amount that's missing from the net pay or even the gross pay listed, and that's the value of your employer benefits. In this course, we're going to take you through several common employee benefits and the dollar amount attached.

#### Cost of Living Comparisons

3m 41s

If you've ever taken a good look at your budget, you probably know how much money you need to make in order to afford the life you have. But if you're entering a new geographic market, or even thinking about it, it's important to understand that your salary may translate to a very different way of life compared to what you're used to. In this course, we discuss the best way to determine the average cost of living for wherever you end up.

#### Medical Insurance Basics

6m 18s

There's no doubt about it, health insurance can be complicated. This course is designed to help you better understand the basics of health insurance. We'll go over key terms, different kinds of insurance, and some points of consideration when looking at different plans.

#### Investment Basics

7m 37s

If you want to put your money to work for you, investing is the way to go. There's a risk/reward level out there for just about everyone, but it's important to have a solid foundation of how investing works before you get started. We'll cover basic types of investment, as well as the easiest ways to start investing, no matter what your income or experience level.

#### Retirement Savings Basics

4m 26s

If you've been in the workforce for any length of time, odds are you might have daydreamed once or twice about retirement. Unless you plan to work for your entire life, the earlier you start planning and saving for retirement, the better. Today, we'll cover the basics to help set you on that path, including the following topics: Social Security, 401(k)s, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and Roth IRAs.

#### Savings

5m 10s

In this course, we'll discuss the four basic types of savings accounts and some strategies to help you build your savings one paycheck at a time.

#### Taxation Basics

3m 32s

Taxes serve a very important purpose in society. We all pay taxes in some way, shape, or form, whether it's income tax from our paychecks, property taxes on our homes or automobiles, or sales tax on items we purchase. These taxes all go to fund initiatives for the greater good, including schools, roads, libraries, and government operations. In this course, we'll focus mostly on income tax. There are two types of income tax: earned income tax and unearned income tax. Each is taxed at different rates at federal, state, and local levels.

4m 39s

There's nothing quite like the thrill of your first paycheck. It's easy to let your eyes zoom in on that amount going into your checking account and nothing else. But it's a better idea to look at the rest of those numbers on your paystub, so you know where each and every penny you earned is going. That's what we're going to cover in this course.

#### Budgeting Basics

5m 10s

Your paycheck is only as powerful as your intentions on how to spend it. That's why we're going to discuss some budgeting strategies to help you make the most of every penny you earn.

#### How to Fill Out a W-4

9m 59s

You've been offered a job, negotiated your salary and benefits, and now you've accepted! Next comes the paperwork. One of the forms you can expect to fill out for any U.S.-based job is the IRS Form W-4. Upon first glance, this form can look pretty complicated. In this course, we'll try to simplify it by walking through it together.

#### Calculating from a Survey

3m 49s

Calculating from a Survey

2m 53s

Percentiles

3m 25s

Margins

#### Discounts and Markup

3m 13s

Discounts and Markup

3m 30s

Growth and Loss

#### Calculating Ratios

3m 25s

Calculating Ratios

#### Solving Proportion Equations

3m 15s

Solving Proportion Equations

#### Determining Pricing

7m 20s

Figuring out what to charge for your products is one of the most important parts of running a successful business. If your price is too high, your sales will suffer. If you underprice your products, you won't earn as much money as you should, and you'll sacrifice potential for growth. In this program, you will learn effective strategies for pricing your products.

#### Understanding Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages

5m 19s

Ratios, proportions, and percentages are all methods of comparing data. In this program, we'll define each one and discuss their purposes.

#### Understanding Annuities

4m 35s

The thought of being guaranteed income for the rest of your life probably sounds appealing. And at their most basic definition, that's exactly what annuities provide. But, as with most things, it's not quite that simple. In this program, we'll go over what annuities are and how they work.

#### Understanding Profits and Profit Margins

2m 27s

When it comes to judging the success of a business, how much money it makes is one of the key factors. But there's a lot more that goes into determining how successful or viable a business is. In this program, we're going to look at two of those measures: profits and profit margins.

#### Calculating Production Costs

4m 22s

For businesses that sell products, knowing how to calculate the cost associated with creating those products is a vital part of understanding how to reduce costs and maximize profits. Here we'll cover the two kinds of production costs: fixed costs and variable costs. Then we'll use that information to calculate unit costs and do a break-even analysis.

#### Compound vs. Simple Interest

8m 8s

Whether you're saving money or paying down a loan, understanding interest is a vital part of making informed financial decisions. In this program, you can learn how to calculate both simple and compound interest, so you're prepared for both scenarios.

#### Payroll Basics

3m 13s

For many employees, one of the major motivations for showing up to work is getting paid. The responsibility of making sure everyone gets paid on time and the correct amounts is called payroll. In this course, we'll discuss the basics of payroll, including setting pay periods and pay dates, dealing with taxes, timekeeping, and ensuring payroll is being done according to federal, state, and local laws.

#### Understanding Loans

4m 22s

Sometimes in life we encounter situations where we need a little more cash than we have on hand. Whether it's to buy a car or a house or to make a large purchase, when we take advantage of the availability of someone else's money for a set period of time, it's called a loan. In this course, we're going to learn how loans work so you can make informed decisions about when it's wise to take out a loan and when it's not.

#### Interest Rates

2m 13s

If you've ever had a savings account or taken out a mortgage to buy a home, you're probably familiar with the term "interest." In this program, we're going to discuss interest and interest rates. We'll cover how interest rates are determined, and how they can impact the economy.

#### Understanding ROI

3m 1s

In business, as in life, sometimes we have to give a little to get something back. At its simplest, that's what a return on investment, or ROI, is. In this program, we'll discuss how to calculate ROI, what the limitations of ROI are when comparing the profitability of investments, and using rate of return.

#### Inventory Basics

6m 16s

When it comes to running a business, one of the most important tasks is inventory management. Here, you'll learn the components of managing inventory and some strategies for carrying them out.

#### Net vs. Gross

2m 33s

Whether we're talking about our paychecks or how much a business makes in profit, there's often a difference between the initial amount made and what we get to keep. In this program, you'll learn the difference between gross and net, and what it means when it comes to employee paychecks, as well as business income.

#### Mark-ups and Mark-downs

4m 25s

In the world of marketing, one of the most important skills is understanding mark-ups and mark-downs. These two factors help determine potential for profits and drive potential sales. After watching this course, you'll understand how to calculate mark-ups and mark-downs to maximize profits.

#### Understanding Probability

6m 26s

Probability, at its essence, is how likely or not an event is to occur. If you've ever flipped a coin, you've dabbled in probability. In this program, we'll learn about the basic principles of probability, including the formula for calculating a given event's probability, how independent and dependent events affect probability, and how to calculate the number of outcomes for different kinds of sampling.

#### Data Analysis Basics

4m 12s

When something starts going wrong at work, you don't want to just throw metaphorical spaghetti at a wall, hoping a solution sticks. No, you need to follow a methodical process that defines the problem, hypothesizes causes, collects and analyzes information, identifies solutions, and tests them. In short, you need data analysis. In this program, we're going to cover the basics so you can solve problems at work quickly and efficiently.

#### Organizing Data

5m 28s

Collecting data using sound, strategic methods is vital to doing effective research. But without strategies in place for organizing that data, you won't be able to interpret or communicate the story your data is telling, and that makes it essentially useless. In this course, we'll learn how to avoid such a scenario by going over terminology and principles for organizing data.

#### Introduction to Statistics

8m 13s

Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. This series will give you a foundation for using statistics to find meaningful information in numbers. In this first course, we're going to start with the basics and define some important statistical terms.

#### Prefix Terms and Metric Measures

3m 23s

Prefix Terms and Metric Measures

4m 4s

Conversion Rates

#### Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit

2m 44s

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit

#### Money Value Over Time

3m 13s

Money Value Over Time

#### Present Value of an Amount

3m 22s

Present Value of an Amount

#### Present Value of a Payment Series

3m 49s

Present Value of a Payment Series

#### Future Value of an Amount

3m 20s

Future Value of an Amount

#### Future Value of a Payment Series

3m 40s

Future Value of a Payment Series

4m 49s

Excel Functions

#### Number of Periods

3m 30s

Number of Periods

2m 15s

Interest Rates

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