Course Syllabus


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

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction Assignment 1 points
Quiz for Lesson 1 - Numbers and Terminology 10 points
Lesson 1 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 2 - Addition 10 points
Lesson 2 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 3 - Subtraction 10 points
Lesson 3 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 4 : Multiplication 10 points
Lesson 4 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 5 - Division 10 points
Lesson 5 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 6 - Signs used in Operations – Positive and Negative Numbers 10 points
Lesson 6 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 7 - Operations and Properties 8 points
Lesson 7 Exercises 9 points
Quiz for Lesson 8 - Fractions 10 points
Lesson 8 Exercises 8 points
Quiz for Lesson 9 - Decimals/The Decimal Number System 9 points
Lesson 9 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 10 - Percentages 10 points
Lesson 10 Exercises 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 11 - Other Operations 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 12 - Calculators : Using a Calculator 6 points
The Final Exam 140 points
Applied Statistics: Repeated Measures
Applied Statistics: Repeated Measures
How to Solve Practical Geometry Problems
How to Solve Practical Geometry Problems
Pre-Algebra 101
Pre-Algebra 101
Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)
Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)
How to Calculate Mean, Median, and Mode
How to Calculate Mean, Median, and Mode
Business Math 101
Business Math 101
The Relationship Between Geometry and Trigonometry
The Relationship Between Geometry and Trigonometry
Applied Statistics 101
Applied Statistics 101
Mathematical Numbers: Natural, Whole, Rational, Irrational, Real, Complex, Integers
Mathematical Numbers: Natural, Whole, Rational, Irrational, Real, Complex, Integers
Applied Statistics: Factor Analysis
Applied Statistics: Factor Analysis
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Logic
Basic Math 101
Basic Math 101