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Mathematics 101: Building a Solid Foundation

Overcome your lingering fear of math with this personal tour guide to clearly lead you through the maze of math skills
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 14m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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For those who get jittery whenever anything faintly related to math is brought up, think that math is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then this course is your ideal companion. It covers all the basics from the four arithmetical operations, fractions, decimals, to probability & statistics, leading you clearly & surely towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, & with a refreshing lack of jargon. It has 30 lectures in video format totaling 4.25 hours. The contents of the lectures are pre-formatted & presented consistently with no delivery pauses, so there is no waiting time involved in writing out a particular concept or problem on a white board which is the norm with many such courses. It starts out with the concept of numbers, then onto the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division, onto primes, factors, & multiples, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, scientific notation, roots, logarithms, percentages, proportions, ratios, algebra, equations, lines & angles, 2-D & 3-D shapes, polygons & polyhedra, geometry, trigonometry, coordinates, graphs, statistics, probability, & finally to charts. To test your level of understanding of the concepts learned from each lecture, resources in the form of problems for each of the subject-related topics are available in the Question & Answer & Practice makes Perfect downloadable documents. This course is unique in the sense that it starts out with the most fundamental concept, that is numbers, & gradually builds upon each topic so that by the end of Lecture 30, a coherent perspective of the fundamentals of mathematics is formed while helping you get past any aversion you may feel toward the subject in general.

You will learn

✓ At the end of my course, you will be able to apply the concepts & techniques learned to work out basic math problems from adding numbers, figuring out that most dreaded value of x, to calculating the odds of Team Go winning the cricket match while helping you get past any lingering fear you may feel toward math in general. So whether you are an adult or a student, or whether you have always been daunted by numbers at work, school, or in everyday life, you won’t find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers & learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.


• As this course can act as a springboard to intermediate levels, or a refresher for some, a very rudimentary knowledge of mathematics may be necessary, & other than that, there are no prerequisites as it covers the very basics of the subject. A scientific calculator will be needed for some lectures, for example, roots & logarithms, & trigonometry.

This course is for

• The target audience is a student who wants a solid understanding of the basics of mathematics as a springboard to intermediate levels, an adult who wants to improve skills in arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, & so on for when he/she has to use math in the real world, & someone who wants a refresher so he/she can help another person (e.g. a sibling or child) understand math. The intention of this course is to rekindle the basic workings of mathematics in your mind, whether you are a high school, college, or university graduate or even a career-minded professional whose mathematical thought processes have declined over the years, with a focus on getting you to confidently depend on your inherent mathematical skills.
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I have a Post-Graduate degree in MBA (Finance) and a Degree in M & E Engineering. I spent 24 years of my 29-year career working for a Fortune 500 U.S. multinational corporation in the Supply Chain function. During my tenure, I was required to acquire skill-sets that would enhance my performance with the company. Courses in Personal Development, Effective Leadership, Microsoft Office, Quality Excellence, Environmental Protection & Occupational Safety Enhancement and in other business as well technical areas were made available and undertaken to add value to my capabilities as a Senior Manager. I am now an Online Instructor and Coach (with a Certified Instructor qualification) with a library of courses from my pool of hands-on knowledge, from the school of hard-knocks, as well as know-how in many subjects of interest, academic or otherwise. My personal objective is for you, the student, to get up to speed with the skill-set of interest to you, in a step-by-step and easy-to-understand manner within the shortest time possible, essentially separating the wheat from the chaff.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 14m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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