C10—Math Used in International Trade and Cargo Transportation

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Estimated total study time: 10 hours 0 minutes [Enroll now]

This course addresses basic math used in international trade and cargo transportation. For many it will serve as a review of what they learned in school. But it also contains tips on using math to perform particular tasks, such as computing the cube of a planned shipment to determine transportation costs, converting cubic measure to the English system, determining how much water-proof sheathing will be needed to cover a large item of cargo, currency conversion and picking a good time to call a customer overseas.

Basic Math Concepts

This lesson reviews basic math concepts learned and applied through our education in math, and necessary for the practical application of math in business and cargo transportation: quantity (or value), and unit of measure.

(Estimated study time: 48 minutes)

Working with Currency

This lesson teaches how to convert a value in money from one national currency to another.

(Estimated study time: 45 minutes)

Understanding & Expressing Time

This lesson addresses the 24 hour time system, time zones, and how time is communicated.

(Estimated study time: 37 minutes)

Working with Time

This lesson addresses the practical aspect of understanding time, including why you may need to know what time it is elsewhere in the world, and how to compute time differences in a variety of circumstances.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 35 minutes)

Working with Linear and Area Measurement

In this lesson we review and work with linear measurement and measurement units.

(Estimated study time: 58 minutes)

Computing Cubic Measurement; Container Utilization

This lesson addresses area and cubic measurement, and how to compute area and cube, especially within the context of shipping measurement.

(Estimated study time: 2 hours 11 minutes)

Working with Weights and "Loads"

In this lesson we address weight, density and pressure, and the practical uses of these measures in trade and cargo transportation, such as working with transportation "loads."

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 24 minutes)

Working with Temperature, Speed, Time-to-Destination and Fuel Consumption

This lesson addresses these additional types of measurement and computation used in various aspects of cargo transportation.

(Estimated study time: 1 hour 42 minutes)