Bitesize maths: becoming confident with shapes, space and measuring (level 1-2)
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
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Course Code: AMSM01
Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course is about becoming confident in measuring and making the associated calculations. You will work on task that involve different measuring and calculating skills to do with time, distance, and speed. You will work on measurements involved in cooking, weighing, decorating, travelling and map-reading, You will work on how to convert into different units of measurement, You will also work with different shapes, 2D and 3D, so you can calculate volume, area, perimeter and circumferences.
What will we cover?
•identifying different units of measurement
• measuring and calculating the size of different shapes e.g. when sewing, gardening or decorating
• measuring and calculating weights, volumes and proportions of different objects and liquids such as when cooking or painting
• measuring and calculating speed, distance and time such as when travelling
• measuring and calculating different temperatures and tracing the changes in temperature over time
• estimating size and measurements with reasonable accuracy
• converting between different units of measurements accurately.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
•identify different units of measurement
• measure and calculate the size of different shapes e.g. when sewing, gardening or decorating
• measure and calculate weights, volumes and proportions of different objects and liquids such as when cooking or painting
• measure and calculate speed, distance and time such as when travelling
• measure and calculate different temperatures and tracing the changes in temperature over time
• estimate size and measurements with reasonable accuracy
• convert between different units of measurements accurately.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is aimed at level 1-2 learners of maths. It is idea if you are doing functional skills level 1 or 2, or plan to, and would like extra practice or preparation. It is also designed for those who wish to improve their practical everyday maths.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising, and developing important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step-by-step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Bitesize maths: becoming confident with numbers and calculations (level 1-2)
• Bitesize maths: becoming confident with algebra, problem-solving and equations (level 1-2)
• Becoming an environmental citizen: how to read, research and understand data (entry 3-level 1)
• Maths for life and work (level 1)
• Maths functional skills (level 1) / (level 2)
• Preparing for maths GCSE
• Discover the maths in the world around you: from nature to buildings (entry 3-level 1)
• Becoming data literate: how to understand and interpret the data all around you (level 1-2)
• Becoming data literate: how to present data for work or study (level 2)
• Maths for business: the essential skills to run a company and make a profit (level 1-2)
• Maths for business with Excel: the essential skills to run a company and make a profit (level 1-2)
There are classes in the communication and digital skills areas which complement the above courses. These include:
• Develop your confidence in writing: sentences, grammar and punctuation in everyday writing (level 1-2)
• Becoming confident in digital skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (beginner)
• Essential digital skills for the workplace: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (foundation-level 1)
• Business administration: using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access in the office (intermediate)
• Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
• Digital skills for the workplace: using Excel (foundation)
• Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate
For more information, talk with your tutor or contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 4582 0423.