Improvers Maths E2

Ref: C3742374

This course will help students to become more confident with some of the foundation topics of Maths, such as working with decimals, fractions, algebra and the order of operations (BIDMAS) as well as starting to look at aspects of Data Handling such as using Tally charts. Students will learn in a relaxed and friendly and supportive environment and gain some of the skills needed to move onto a GCSE course.

Course aim

To provide a 'refresher' course to increase students' fluency & confidence in the basic foundations of Maths. To begin to prepare students in the skills needed before starting a GCSE Foundation course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Simplify algebraic expressions
  • Find equivalent fractions for given fractions
  • Convert between fractions & decimals
  • Design & complete tally charts for sets of data
  • Work out the answers to calculations using mathematical operations in the correct order (BIDMAS)

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • - Students will need pen, paper, ruler, rubber and a basic scientific calculator. - A geometry set would also be useful. - Students may be required to purchase a course book.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Improvers Maths E2 Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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