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Basic Maths

Overview

Has Maths always been a problem for you? This Basic Maths course deals with a number of basic mathematical concepts that will be used during your study and/or work life. When you have worked through this unit you will be able to:
 

Understand the number system and relationships between sizes of objects

Appreciate and work with some basic elements in algebra and algebraic manipulation

Solve simple and simultaneous equations and transpose equations

Apply rounding rules to the results of calculations

Calculate binomial coefficients

Use an extended set of calculator functions

 
If maths has never been your favourite school subject, we can change that. This Basic Maths course deals with several basic mathematical concepts that will be used during your study and/or work life. When you have worked through this unit you will be able to:
 

Understand the number system and relationships between sizes of objects

Appreciate and work with some basic elements in algebra and algebraic manipulation

Solve simple and simultaneous equations and transpose equations

Apply rounding rules to the results of calculations

Calculate binomial coefficients

Use an extended set of calculator functions

 

How does the course work?

As with any distance learning course we offer, you will be able to learn from the comfort of your own home. There will be no time constraints and no need to fit around a busy college schedule. You can manage your studies around family life or a full-time job. 

Easy to access course materials and an interactive online portal means you can make the most of the content we provide. You will also have access to learndirect tutors via email, phone, or through the online portal. You will also be able to interact with other students, share questions and discuss the topic you are studying. 

Modules

Section 1 - Numbers
 
Our Number System
The Number Line
Counting Numbers
Parts of Counting Numbers
Rounding
Comparisons of Numbers
Percentages
Summary
 
Section 2 - Algebra
 
Letters for Numbers
Indices, Powers and Exponents
Basic Rules for Products Involving Indices
Sequence of Operations
Directed (or Signed) Numbers
Manipulating Arithmetic Fractions
Multiplication and Division in Algebra
Use of Brackets
Summary
 
Section 3 - Equations and Coefficients
 
Simple Equations
Changing the Subject of a Formula
Simultaneous Equations
Expanding Brackets
Coefficients
Inequalities
Summary
 
Section 4 - Using a Calculator
 
Basic Calculations
The Square Root Function
The Square Function
The General Power Function
The Factorial Function
The Scientific Notation
Use of the Memory Facility
Combination of Functions
Summary

Requirements

Please note that online access is required in order to complete this course.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is online through our Virtual Learning Environment. Learners are required to submit one assignment after their first unit followed by a 'Final' paper.

Qualifications

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

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