What is the course about?
This course will help you develop your maths skills and apply these to solve practical problems in your everyday life, such as dealing with bills and being aware of weighs and measures when purchasing or making household items. It will give you the skills to interpret some of the graphs and chart you see in newspapers or online.
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.
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 and interpret 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. The interactive whiteboard and Google classroom will be used to help your learning. Handouts will allow you to build up a folder of work. You will be given homework on a regular basis. Your tutor will assess your work regularly to 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 AM101B of the course in January.