Course Introduction

Time: 74 hours

Free Certificate
This course is not intended to be your first exposure to mathematics and will not teach the subject. This course gives an opportunity to practice and assess your grasp and mastery of standard middle to highschoollevel subject matter. Should you discover that you need to learn or relearn the concepts presented in this course, we recommended that you take the following courses as needed before attempting a teacher licensing exam:
 to learn number and operational expressions, we recommend RWM101: Foundations of Real World Math;
 to learn geometry and measurement, we recommend RWM103: Geometry;
 to learn algebra, we recommend RWM102: Algebra; and
 to learn probability and statistics, we recommend MA121: Introduction to Statistics.

Course Syllabus
First, read the course syllabus. Then, enroll in the course by clicking "Enroll me". Click Unit 1 to read its introduction and learning outcomes. You will then see the learning materials and instructions on how to use them.
Unit 1: Review of Numbers and Operational Expressions
This unit reviews different basic mathematical concepts and skills necessary before achieving mastery in Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics. Before starting any of the other units in this course, you should already be able to identify real numbers and their locations on the number line, solve problems using four operations with rational numbers, and interpret expressions involving the order of operations. To test your grasp of these concepts, do the practice activities in this unit and complete the unit assessment. These are ungraded opportunities to check your understanding.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.
Unit 2: Geometry and Measurement
In this unit, you will explore the properties of basic geometric twodimensional and threedimensional shapes, as well as the units of measurements of geometric and physical properties of objects.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 32 hours.
Unit 3: Algebra
This unit explores several essential algebra skills: working with algebraic expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, and representing them on the coordinate plane. You will also learn how to apply algebraic expressions, equations, and graphs to describe and analyze word problems.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 26 hours.
Unit 4: Probability and Statistics
This unit is devoted to statistics, a branch of mathematics concerned with representation, analysis, and interpretation of data. It also involves the study of probability, which is the analysis of outcomes of random events.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 11 hours.
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Certificate Final Exam
Take this exam if you want to earn a free Course Completion Certificate.
To receive a free Course Completion Certificate, you will need to earn a grade of 70% or higher on this final exam. Your grade for the exam will be calculated as soon as you complete it. If you do not pass the exam on your first try, you can take it again as many times as you want, with a 7day waiting period between each attempt.
Once you pass this final exam, you will be awarded a free Course Completion Certificate.
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