What is the course about?
This course will provide you with the foundation maths you need to become confident in maths in your daily life. You will practise doing calculations with money, measuring and understanding figures, charts and graphs in newspapers or online. You will work with whole numbers, fractions and decimal numbers and use maths to solve problems involving time, money and measurement. You will be able to state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D and read, interpret and comment on information in tables and charts.
What will we cover?
- Solving problems with whole numbers involving adding, taking away, multiplying and dividing
- Understanding and creating visual representations of fractions
- Understanding decimal notation and calculating with decimal numbers
- Using a calculator and checking calculations
- Measuring and weighing everyday objects and estimating
- Interpreting information from graphs and charts and be able to comment on these.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• work more confidently with whole numbers
• recognise basic fractions and understand decimal numbers,
• solve problems involving time, money and measurement.
• state properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D.
• Read, interpret and comment on information in tables and charts.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for fluent speakers of English. You should be able to recognise and use whole numbers up to 100, use halves and quarters, add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers using a calculator, calculate the cost and change from shopping and compare some measurements.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. An interactive whiteboard and Google classroom will be used to help your learning. Handouts will allow you to build up a folder of work and Google classroom will allow you to communicate with classmates/tutor and access other materials. You will be expected to do homework regularly so your tutor can assess, see how you are progressing and plan your next steps.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, ruler, pencil and calculator. You should also bring along some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide some materials, handouts and links to useful websites to enable you to extend and practice your skills outside class,.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
When you successfully complete this course, you should be able to continue into the next part of this three part course.
You could do a Digital Skills course or an English course at the same time as this one. Ask your tutor or contact : Universal.firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 492 2511 for more information.