This program takes students through the fundamentals of algebra and statistics as well as their endless applications. Students will learn to solve multiple types of equations including both linear and quadratic functions and master the skills necessary to solve challenging word problems, including actual scenarios one encounters on the job. Further, this program will ensure students gain the skills necessary to perform complex statistical analysis of selected samples, understand how to choose the most applicable samples for study and draw conclusions from the analysis pulled from various data sets. Students will learn to gather multiple answers to questions posed every day in business using statistical distributions, probabilities, confidence intervals and more! Once able to build applicable statistical models and interpret the data pulled together, these skills will serve students in their careers for years to come.
This program presents students with the key concepts of college-level algebra and statistics. Students will be introduced to solving equations and inequalities, functions (including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic). Further, this program will offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information-driven environment.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Differentiate among various processes used in manipulating algebraic expressions
Analyze algebraic equations and inequalities
Evaluate a function
Evaluate the relationship between functions and graphs illustrating functions
Analyze polynomial and rational functions
Evaluate exponential and logarithmic functions
Apply various techniques to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities
Evaluate sequences and series
Analyze the factorial function
Explain the fundamentals of a statistical study
Describe data sets and their measures in different forms
Use descriptive statistics to describe and make statements about the data set
Interpret probabilities outcomes
Describe a normal distribution and make calculations using z-scores
Use inferential statistical tests to describe population parameters
Construct confidence intervals and use them to interpret population means
Formulate null and research hypotheses for claims made about population means
Use an appropriate statistical technique to test a hypothesis
Describe the linear association for a set of paired data
Calculate and interpret the chi-square test of independence
Use Excel to organize data and to calculate and interpret statistical tests
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.