Starts: 16 Sep 2021
Brush up your Maths Level 1
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, 1000, use multiplication facts and make connections with division facts
- Calculate the squares of one-digit and two-digit numbers and follow the order of precedence of operators
- Read, write, order and compare common fractions and mixed numbers, work out fraction parts, discounts/increases
- Recognise and calculate equivalences between common fractions, percentages and decimals, work with simple ratio and direct proportions
- Calculate areas and volumes from given formulae
- Represent discrete data in tables, diagrams and charts including pie charts, bar charts and line graphs
Class format and activities
An online course – one lesson a week with homework Microsoft Teams will be used as the main platform for online learning and text/audio and video interaction; including meetings, group chats, private messaging and submitting coursework. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by formative and self - assessment against the learning outcomes. Your progress towards achieving the learning outcomes will be reviewed throughout the course. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to another course.
Maths skills at Entry level 3 or equivalent and English/ESOL skills at Entry level 3 or equivalent. All new students need to take an assessment before they can enrol. Assessment dates are updated regularly on our website. Students who aim to re-take this course will only be invited if their overall attendance and timekeeping have been satisfactory so far.
What you need to know before you enrol
• This course runs once a week and you are expected to attend every session.
• Over 90% attendance and punctuality are required from all students.
• This course requires some personal study time in addition to the completion of homework, please set aside an average of 5 hours per week for these activities
What you need
You will need a scientific calculator, writing materials, geometry set and a computer / Internet access (if studying online).
What you can do next
• Progress onto Functional maths Level 2, vocational studies
• Employment opportunities.