Online Class: Business Math 101

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Course Description

Our online class will give you an easy to follow overview of the wonderful world of business mathematics.  The course is designed for a person of any age and living anywhere in the world.   All that's required is a computer, a connection to the internet, a calculator or spreadsheet, skills to use these tools, and a willingness to learn.


First we begin with a comprehensive review of the decimal system and basic calculations.  Next are fractions, percent, and ratios.  Then we move on to exponents and square roots.


In the next lessons, the learner sets a personal budget and reviews personal finances, including thrift buying, and calculating interest on a loan. 

Then there is a discussion of conservation of energy used in the home.  Later you're encouraged to learn how to budget personal time and energy as well as your money. 


The class then takes you into the business world of purchases and sales, plus some bookkeeping, with a thorough explanation of debits and credits, petty cash, and an overview of financial statements.


In the following lessons, you'll look at graphs, measurements and statistics.

(Is mode the same as average?)  After that you'll enter the business office for office etiquette, netiquette, and telephone etiquette.  Also the science of

Ergonomics is discussed.


From the beginning, you'll be encouraged to click on web references and also learn how to search for more information via the internet. 


The course material includes plenty of examples and exercises for practice, interesting anecdotes about the character, history and origins of our math system from many parts of the world.


Math can be fun!  However, calculations do require practice, and then more practice to be easier, more proficient  and more fun. But there's no stress and plenty of time to learn at your own pace.  Enjoy the course!

Course Requirements

There are no pre requisites. Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to join this course. It is recommended though that individuals have obtained a ninth grade education in order to grasp the Math information presented.

Course Topics


  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Course on Business Math
  • Lesson 2: Decimal System
  • Lesson 3: Fractions, Decimals and Percents
  • Lesson 4: More Percents, Ratios and Exponents
  • Lesson 5: Personal Finance
  • Lesson 6: Math in Retail and Sales
  • Lesson 7: Purchasing in Business Transactions
  • Lesson 8: Bookkeeping
  • Lesson 9: Graphs and Charts
  • Lesson 10: Statistics, Measurements and Scale
  • Lesson 11: Office Practice
  • Lesson 12: Balance in Life

Course Materials

No additional course materials required to complete this course.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.
A brief 10 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.


This class does not qualify a student for credit in other universities or educational systems.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Solve problems using the decimal system.
  • Solve fractions, decimals and percent problems.
  • Solve problems using ratios and exponents.
  • Solve problems relating to personal finance.
  • Demonstrate math skills used in retail and sales.
  • Demonstrate mathematical processes involved in bookkeeping.
  • Describe solutions for statistics, measurements, and scale problems, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting Started25
Lesson 1 Exam: Introduction to Course on Business Math160
Lesson 2 Assignment: Decimal Practice20
Lesson 2 Exam: Decimal System140
Lesson 3 Assignment: Practicing Percents35
Lesson 3 Exam: Fractions, Decimals,Percents130
Lesson 4 Assignment : Percents and More35
Lesson 4 Exam: More Percents, Ratios, Exponents150
Lesson 5 Exam: Personal Finance140
Lesson 6 Assignment: Retail Math40
Lesson 6 Exam: Math in Retail and Sales130
Lesson 7 Assignment: Invoices50
Lesson 7 Exam: Purchasing in Business Transactions160
Lesson 8 Exam: Bookkeeping120
Lesson 9 Assignment: Understanding Graphs35
Lesson 9 Exam: Graphs and Charts130
Lesson 10 Assignment: Statistics and Measurement30
Lesson10 Exam: Statistics, Measurements and Scale150
Lesson 11 Exam: Office Practice160
Lesson 12 Assignment: Learning About Yourself40
Lesson 12 Exam: Balance in Life150
The Final Exam50
Total Points:2080

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