Get ready for Maths Entry 2

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This course focuses on developing the maths skills you need in your daily life – for shopping, travel, health and home life. You will learn mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as how to use a calculator. You will also develop your understanding of common measures, such as time, metres or kilograms through practical activities as well as the maths vocabulary you need to talk about shapes and their properties, make comparisons and classify objects. Please note: Before you can join the course, you will need to attend a maths assessment session to make sure that this course is the right one for you.

Course aim

This course will help you to build your confidence in maths. You will develop your maths skills through everyday tasks and get ready for progression onto a City & Guilds Entry 2 Functional Skills Maths qualification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • This course is for learners who are progressing from Entry 1 to Entry 2. Before you can join the course, you will take an initial assessment so the tutor can make sure the class is right for you. You must be a fluent speaker of English

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

  • Count, read, write, order and compare numbers up to 100
  • Use mental or written methods to add and subtract 2-digit numbers
  • Use mental or written methods to multiply numbers up to 12 x 12
  • Divide a two-digit number by a single digit number with and without remainders
  • Tell the time in 15-minute intervals

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will work together with other students and the tutor, as well as working on your own.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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
  • At the start of the course, the tutor will help you to choose individual learning goals. Regular feedback will help you to see what you can do and the things you need to keep working on. The tutor will explain what the exam will be like, and give you lots of practice so you know what to expect.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Please bring some paper and a pen/pencil to every lesson. It is useful to have a folder to put your work in. The tutor will give worksheets for most lessons and can tell you about other books or websites.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You do not need to do anything before the course. However, it is useful to think about where you use maths in everyday life and where you find this difficult. The tutor will use this information to support you as you develop your maths skills.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • You can progress to the City and Guilds Entry 2 Functional Skills Maths course

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Get ready for Maths Entry 2

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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