GAMES: A Gentle Approach to Math, Excel, Stats

Professors Catherine Pfaff, Sumon Majumdar, and Robert McKeown team up to deliver GAMES: A Gentle Approach to Math, Excel, and Stats. These two 12-week courses are designed to prepare a diverse set of learners and students, some of whom may lack a strong background in math and stats from High School, to succeed in university business, economics, and the social sciences; Each course was divided into two or three segments and 12 modules to allow for a customized experience; This project was made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy.

Who is this course for?

GAMES was designed for a diverse set of learners in business, economics, and other social sciences including (a) those who may lack a strong enough math and statistics background from high school, (b) learners seeking to refresh their math and statistics knowledge in preparation for upper years in university and college, (c) learners wishing to re-skill or up-skill by switching majors or adding a minor and lacking the necessary math and statistics tools. Check out the PDF button above to read out course outlines

Course Resources

Students and Educators have access to the following course resources:

  • Close-captioned lecture videos
  • Embedded questions (with solutions) in the lecture videos to encourage retention and provide immediate feedback
  • Full lecture transcripts
  • Blank and annotated lecture slides
  • Practice problems, including some computations with spreadsheet software such as Excel / Google sheets (provided in both .xls and .ods formats)
  • Solutions to the practice problems, including Excel computations (provided in both .xls and .ods formats)

GAMES will be available soon via the eCampusOntario Open Library

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Unless otherwise noted, all content in this video was created by Catherine Pfaff, Sumon Majumdar, and Robert J. McKeown. You are free to copy and share this material in any format, but you must give appropriate credit to the authors. This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit: https://vls.ecampusontario.ca/.

Robert J. McKeown, PhD, CFA
Robert J. McKeown, PhD, CFA
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Academic Director, Student Numeracy Assistance Centre