March 23, 2022

Introduction to Fractions

A fraction represents part of a whole. Every fraction has a numerator and denominator. In this course, you’ll learn what a fraction is and the parts that make one up. You’ll find out how to compare fractions. You’ll also discover techniques for finding the least common denominator and ordering fractions. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Understand the importance of equal parts • Identify the numerator and denominator of a fraction • Compare fractions • Describe how to use a fraction number line • Understand how to solve problems using pictures • List the different types of fractions • Explain equivalent fractions • Find a common denominator and the least common denominator • Describe techniques to order fractions
March 23, 2022

Working with Fractions

In this course, you will learn about fractions. You’ll discover how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions. You’ll also find out how to simplify fractions and convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages. Finally, you’ll learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and solve word problems. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers • Simplify fractions • Convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions • Understand reciprocal fractions • Add, subtract, and multiply mixed fractions • List the steps to solve word problems
March 23, 2022

Decimal Numbers

If you work with measuring instruments or engineering drawings, then you’ve probably encountered numbers that contain decimals. Fortunately, working with decimals isn’t rocket science, so you can quickly master the basics of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify place values of decimal numbers • Understand the power of tens • Determine when to use leading and trailing zeros • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals • Round decimal numbers
March 23, 2022

Numbers and the Number Line

In this course, you’ll learn how to understand place values and explore the six different types of numbers. You’ll also find out how number lines can help you compare the values of numbers. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify place values • Explain the base ten numbering system • Identify different types of numbers • Distinguish a rational number from an irrational number • Identify the parts of a number line • Determine the value of hatch marks on a number line • Define opposite numbers • Determine a number’s absolute value
March 23, 2022

Positive and Negative Numbers

Performing arithmetic operations on numbers that have a positive or negative value initially appears tricky. However, memorizing a few rules makes easy work of calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Understand the difference between a positive and negative number • Add positive and negative numbers • Subtract positive and negative numbers • Multiply positive and negative numbers • Divide positive and negative numbers
March 23, 2022

Cartesian Coordinates

In manufacturing, you can use the Cartesian coordinate system to identify precise locations on a part. The Cartesian coordinate system uses coordinates to identify the location of a point on a plane or in space. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Define the Cartesian coordinate system • Identify axes • Define and plot points in the two-dimensional and three-dimensional Cartesian systems • Plot points in different quadrants
March 23, 2022

The Metric System

The metric system is often used in manufacturing to measure distance, weight, and volume. To work in manufacturing, you need to understand how to work with the metric system. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Describe two systems of measurement • Identify metric units for length, weight, and volume • Convert between metric units • Convert from inches to millimeters • Convert from millimeters to inches
March 23, 2022

Introduction to Basic Math

Good math skills are essential for your success in manufacturing. This course introduces resources you will need when working with math. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Identify the different branches of mathematics • Use the calculator • Look up terms in the glossary • Understand the importance of estimating an answer before calculating it
March 23, 2022

Arithmetic Operations

Arithmetic has four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Each operation has its own symbols, terminology, and rules. By the end of this course, you will be able to • Name the four basic arithmetic operations • Identify the symbols for the four basic operations • Identify the arithmetic comparator symbols • Define the terminology used with the four basic operations • Perform math problems using the correct order of operations