Foundation Diploma in Mathematics - Business and Commerce

Core Maths Skills
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Learn Foundation Level maths for business and commerce.
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This 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.


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