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Basic Maths

Has Maths always been a problem for you? This Basic Mathematics 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
 
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 your studies around a busy college schedule. You can manage your basic mathematics 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

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

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

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Basic Maths.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February

Basic Maths

Has Maths always been a problem for you? This Basic Mathematics 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
 
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 your studies around a busy college schedule. You can manage your basic mathematics 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

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

Assessment for this basic mathematics 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

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Basic Maths.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
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