Essential Maths

Ref: C3845210

This course will help you to further develop your skills and confidence in math's. You will be able to practice your math's skills through everyday tasks and get ready to progress onto a City and Guilds Entry 3 Functional Skills Math's qualification. It will focus on developing the math's skills you need in situations like shopping, travel, house, D.I.Y and health. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplication with and without a calculator. You will also develop your understanding of different units of measure including analogue and digital time.

Course aim

This course will help you build up your math skills and confidence before taking an accredited course in Functional Skills Maths at Entry 3. The course will focus on developing the maths skills you need in situations like shopping, travel and home.

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
  • The course is for learners who are progressing from Entry 2 to Entry 3. Before you can join the course, you will take an initial assessment so that the tutor can make sure the course 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 1000.
  • Add, subtract and multiply with and without a calculator.
  • Divide 3 digit numbers by whole numbers with and without a calculator.
  • Tell the time in analogue and digital time in hours and minutes.
  • Use and compare measures of length, weight, capacity and temperature.

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

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

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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You do not need to do anything before the course. However it is useful to think about where you use math's in everyday life and where you find this difficult. The tutor will use this information to support you in developing your math's 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 could progress to the City and Guilds Entry 3 Functional Skills Math's course.

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Essential Maths

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

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