Online Class: Basic Math 101

This basic math class will help you learn to really understand addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; learn how to calculate and move among decimals, fractions, and percents; figure out ratios and proportions like a pro; and learn to use a calculator for important math functions.

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Course Description

Mastering Basic Mathematics: A Comprehensive Guide

Mathematics is an indispensable skill that plays a crucial role in our daily lives. From calculating expenses to determining time schedules or even cooking, basic mathematical knowledge helps us navigate numerous life situations. Yet, many find themselves intimidated by numbers or lost in the maze of operations. Our aim is to ensure that every student walks away with a clear understanding and a renewed confidence in their ability to handle foundational mathematical problems.

Current research indicates that a significant number of adults experience math anxiety, with some sources pointing out that nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. are considered 'innumerate,' struggling with basic mathematical concepts. Whether you've felt the pangs of such anxiety or are simply looking for a refresher course, this comprehensive program is designed for you.

Why This Course?

Whether you're:

  • Facing Current Academic Challenges: Battling through a challenging math course?
  • Transitioning in Your Career: Stepping into a job that requires solid math proficiency?
  • Simply Curious: Wishing to review, refresh, or extend your mathematical horizons?

This course offers tailored content that breaks down complex ideas into digestible modules, backed by practical examples that make learning both engaging and effective.

Prerequisites: While no previous formal education is necessary, it's beneficial if students possess a reading comprehension at or above a 7th-grade level to ensure smooth progression through the material.

Course Breakdown:

  1. Numbers and Terminology: Dive into the language of mathematics, understand its syntax, and familiarize yourself with key terms.

  2. Addition: The building block of arithmetic. Explore the nuances, techniques, and real-world applications.

  3. Subtraction: More than just taking away. Understand its role in finance, time management, and more.

  4. Multiplication: Unravel the intricacies of this operation through practical examples from areas like area calculation and data analysis.

  5. Division: From sharing to partitioning resources, explore division's real-world relevance.

  6. Signs used in Operations: Grasp the interplay of positive and negative numbers in operations, vital for tasks such as financial management and temperature measurement.

  7. Operations and Properties: Dive deeper into the structure and laws governing arithmetic, laying a foundation for more advanced math.

  8. Fractions: Often feared, yet immensely practical. Understand the concept behind fractions and their everyday implications, like cooking or carpentry.

  9. Decimals & The Decimal Number System: From money to measurements, decimals are everywhere. Master their usage and conversion techniques.

  10. Percentages: From shopping discounts to interest rates, percentages play a pivotal role in daily life. Learn to calculate, convert, and apply them proficiently.

  11. Other Operations: Cover additional mathematical tools and techniques, ensuring a well-rounded arithmetic foundation.

  12. Calculators: In today's digital age, calculators are ubiquitous. Learn to harness their power effectively, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.

Unique Features:

Each lesson is accompanied by videos, assignments, exams, and supplementary materials, including netlinks, polls, surveys, and documents, offering a multifaceted learning experience. These materials bolster understanding, providing both theoretical knowledge and practical application.


In a world increasingly driven by data and numbers, foundational math skills are more important than ever. This course, structured with clarity and precision, ensures that you not only understand basic mathematical concepts but can apply them confidently in real-life scenarios. Join us on this enlightening journey and turn your mathematical apprehensions into a strength!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1 : Numbers and Terminology

This lesson focuses on numbers and terminology, such as digits, place values, and variables. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : How to Take an Exam
  • Lesson discussions: Math Phobia; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Introduction Assignment
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 1 - Numbers and Terminology
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exercises

Lesson 2 : Addition

This lesson focuses on addition, both one-step and re-grouping. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 9 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 2 - Addition
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exercises

Lesson 3 : Subtraction

This lesson covers subtraction, both basic and borrowing. Additional lesson topics: Basic Subtraction Game 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 9 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 3 - Subtraction
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exercises

Lesson 4 : Multiplication

This lesson focuses on multiplication, including both single and multiple digits. Additional lesson topics: Basic Multiplication Tool 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 9 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 4 : Multiplication
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exercises

Lesson 5 : Division

This lesson covers division, including grouping, facts, and single and multiplier divisors. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 10 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 5 - Division
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exercises

Lesson 6 : Signs used in Operations - Positive and Negative Numbers

This lesson focuses on signs used in operations, including positive and negative numbers. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 8 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: Positives and Negatives
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 6 - Signs used in Operations – Positive and Negative Numbers
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exercises

Lesson 7 : Operations and Properties

This lesson looks at operations and properties, including closure, and order of operations. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 7 - Operations and Properties
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exercises

Lesson 8 : Fractions

This lesson focuses on fractions, including adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Additional lesson topics: Fraction Video Tutorial 18 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 8 - Fractions
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exercises

Lesson 9 : Decimals/The Decimal Number System

This lesson focuses on decimals, including moving them, converting fractions, adding and subtracting, etc. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 9 - Decimals/The Decimal Number System
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exercises

Lesson 10 : Percentages

This lesson focuses on using percentages, including converting. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 6 Practice Worksheets
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 10 - Percentages
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exercises

Lesson 11 : Other Operations

This lesson looks at other operations, including rounding, estimating, exponents, powers, etc. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 11 - Other Operations

Lesson 12 : Calculators: Using a Calculator

This final lesson focuses on correctly using a calculator. Additional lesson topics: Tutorial on Using a Calculator; Review Problems 146 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 5 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: Using Calculators; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 12 - Calculators : Using a Calculator
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize numbers and basic terminology.
  • Solve addition problems.
  • Solve subtraction problems.
  • Solve multiplication problems.
  • Solve division problems.
  • Solve problems involving positive and negative numbers.
  • Solve fraction problems.
  • Solve decimal problems.
  • Solve percent problems.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Basic Math 101
Course Number: 9770448
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (11,047 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: April Cordry-Moore
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Wow, this class really made me use my brain. It also made me realize that watching the lesson videos in a math class is super important because just reading the material and not seeing examples is not very easy. Thanks for the refresher." -- Stephanie A.
  • "I thought this was a very helpful course and I enjoyed relearning things and learning things I didn't quite get the first time. Thank you for this course I appreciate this." -- Josh B.
  • "I felt like it was extremely helpful and exactly what I was looking for. The lessons were great and the option to spend time doing worksheets on anything I needed extra help with was perfect. Sometimes just the lesson alone was enough and sometimes I needed the confidence of working some of the practice problems, I liked that I had the options." -- Heather P.
  • "The instructor provided Feedback. The lesson plans were well organized. There were plenty of practice problems. I would definitely take another class that this instructor is teaching." -- Shirley A.
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  • "The instructor was very helpful, and provided excellent feedback. She allowed me to retake an exam when I had problems, after I reviewed the material again." -- Judith J.
  • "They answered my questions and the course helped me get a better grip on mathematics basics and it will be helpful in the future." -- Justine C.
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