I haven't taken a math class for nearly 30 years. The professor made this class easy to understand, removed my fear and learning occurred. Thanks a million.
Hands-down one of the best classes I've taken. I've always struggled in math classes but Ivy made some of these same challenges finally be more understandable and solvable. The straight-forward explanations tied to "real world" financial, household, business and education transactions were excellent ! Thanks for all your effort.
I really enjoyed the course and the instructor. It was a nice review for me and I also learned a lot of new terms, too. I will recommend this course to my friends.
There are two kinds of math lessons: (1) Rules & Design[how math is built], & (2) Applications [what does math do]. When I signed-up for the class I assumed it would be the former (1) Rules & Design. In fact it was the latter (2) Applications. The instructor knew the material and did a brilliant job of communicating with me. I enjoyed the class. If I could do anything, it would be to change the course title to: "Everyday Math Applications."
Top of the line, Ivy. I really enjoyed taking this course.
I found this class to be everything it advertised to be, and Ms. Bishop was very professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. She was quick to answer questions and provide helpful feedback/assistance. I would highly recommend this class and look forward to taking more online classes.
Thank you Ivy! Your lessons are extremely helpful and easy to follow. I will keep it handy for my future reference.
I finally understand math and all the things that have been confusing me for years! Thanks so very much!!
I took this class to ease back into coursework to prepare to start school full time in the fall. The material covered was relevant & a great brush-up for my long dormant math skills. The work at your own pace method was great for me. It allowed me to print the materials & continually study without the feeling of pressure & deadlines. I would definitely recommend this or other Ed2Go courses to others.
I was very satisfied with this course. There was a lot of things that I have never saw before. Ms Ivy was very quick in answering my questions. I really enjoyed this class.
Course Code: ewm
In the first lesson you will review some basic number properties. You’ll learn about integers, exponents, roots, and multiple-step problems. You will then learn how to put them into the calculator. Then you’ll learn about the percents you find in retail from both a consumer and managerial perspective. You will go over discounts, sale prices, and sales tax. You will learn about tipping, markup, and handling money in the retail work environment.
Learn everything you need to know about income. You will learn how to calculate your paycheck no matter how you’re paid, taking into consideration: taxes withheld, insurance and saving for retirement. Then you will learn about where to put your money once you have it. This lesson discusses financial institutions; banks, credit unions, and savings and loans. You’ll discover what to look for in an institution and what questions to ask. You will also learn ways to keep a check register in order and how to balance a bank statement.
This lesson covers the basics of earning interest. You will learn features and terminology of several types of interest earning investments; bonds, certificates of deposit, and money market accounts. Then you will study what happens when you pay only the minimum balance on a credit card each month. You will also see what happens when you pay as little as $10 or $20 extra each month.
The goal in this lesson is to explore the different aspects of a mortgage payment (principle, interest, taxes, and insurance or PITI) and the amount of money you’ll need up front. Then you will be given step-by-step instructions for setting up ratios and proportions. This will allow you to convert even the most complicated measurements.
In this lesson, you will learn how to calculate area in different units of measurement and how to convert between them. You will also learn a little about metrics, and learn a very simple conversion method. Then you will learn about probability as it is used in the gaming industry, in forecasting weather, and in determining insurance rates.
This lesson begins by discussing statistical data and how it is chosen. Next you’ll learn about four commonly used statistical measures: mean, median, mode, and range. You will calculate a few of these measures and discuss what each means, individually and as a group. You will also learn to read and interpret a test score report with confidence. Finally you will learn about the different types of graphs and which is best suited for displaying a particular type of information or relationship. You will discover the best use of each type of graph and how to read each one.
Ivy Bishop has been teaching math for eight years. Her work in inner-city schools has given her the opportunity to work with a wide range of students at different academic levels. She has a bachelor’s degree in math education, which has allowed her to combine the logic of math with her love of teaching.
A basic calculator with the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate square roots.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.