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Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Business and Commerce

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Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Business and Commerce
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free diploma course provides students with the mathematical knowledge and skills needed to study Business or Commerce at third-level. The course consists of maths tutorial videos in which qualified maths teachers resolve problems in real-time. Furthermore, a comprehensive assessment tests students on all aspects of mathematics which are related to Business & Commerce. This course will appeal to third-level students who are lacking confidence in their mathematical knowledge and skills. This course will also appeal to students who are re-entering formal education after a significant absence. This diploma course will help to help to build students’ confidence in their mathematical ability and ensure that they are prepared for third-level study. The topics covered in this course are, Introduction to Mathematics, Algebra, Equations and Functions, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Matrices, Statistics and Introduction to Business Mathematics.

  • After completing this course students will understand and be skilled in the following mathematics topics:
    - Large Numbers in Standard Form;
    - Changing Decimals to Standard form;
    - Changing Large Numbers from Standard Form;
    - Changing Small Numbers from Standard Form;
    - Working with Indices;
    - Positive Fractional Indices - All Types;
    - Negative Fractional Indices;
    - Rearranging Simple Formulae;
    - Rearranging Simple Formulae – 2 Steps;
    - Solving Simultaneous Equations Graphically;
    - Expanding any Two Brackets;
    - Factorising Quadratics;
    - Factorising – Difference of Two Squares;
    - Equations With Linear Functions in the Denominator;
    - Quadratic Equations Both Bracketsthe Same Sign;
    - Quadratic Equations Brackets With;
    - Different Signs;
    - Quadratic Equations Using the Formula;
    - Use of the Discriminant;
    - Equations with Indices;
    - Logarithmic Equations;
    - Plotting Quadratic Graphs from a Table of Values;
    -Plotting Cubic Graphs from a Table of Values;
    - Plotting Reciprocal Graphs from Table of Values;
    - Basic Differentiation of Differentiation of Polynomials;
    - The Product Rule;
    - The Quotient Rule;
    - The Chain Rule;
    - Second Derivative;
    - Differentiation and Turning Points;
    - Differentiation of Logarithms;
    - Basic Integration;
    - The Integral Sign;
    - Harder Integration;
    - Definite Integration;
    - Area between lines;
    - Arrangements;
    - Arrangements and Selections
    - The Binomial Distribution;
    - Basic Information About Matrices;
    - How to Operate With Matrices;
    - Determinants;
    - Using Matrices When Solving System of Equations;
    - Histograms – Understanding Areas;
    - Mean of Grouped Frequency Tables;
    - Cumulative Frequency and the Ogive;
    - Cumulative Frequency, Quartiles;
    - Simple Interest – Calculating the Interest;
    - Simple Interest – Calculating the Rate;
    - Simple Interest – Calculating the Principal;
    - Simple Interest – Calculating the Time;
    - Introducing Compound Interest;
    - Compound Interest and Annual Equivalent Rate;
    - Compound Interest APR with Credit Cards;
    - Present Value – Working Out Future Value;
    - Present Value – Harder Example;
    - Present Value - Amortization;
    - Savings and Amortization.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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