 Basic Mathematics

Course overview

This course improves your understanding of basicmathematical concepts to prepare you for a universitycourse. You study arithmetic, percentages, decimalsand equations, and go on to algebra and graphs. It’scrucial to master these skills if you intend to further youreducation at degree level.

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Where you study

Teesside University, Middlesbrough Campus

Course details

What you study

Module Aims
This module aims to develop the student’s skills in: basic arithmetic; methods of collecting, tabulating and displaying statistical data; the notation and techniques of basic algebra; the drawing and analysis of graphs of statistical and experimental data; and to boost the confidence of a student who needs to apply numeracy in future studies of their chosen profession.

Indicative Content
Number
- A review of basic arithmetic
- Calculations involving numerical fractions, decimals, percentages
- Units and conversion of units between different systems.
- Ratio and Proportion
- Application of arithmetic in everyday situations.

Statistics
- Methods of collection of statistical data
- Tabulation of statistical data
- Creation and interpretation of statistical charts and diagrams
- Calculation and analysis of basic statistics from a set of data

Algebra
- The concept of symbols representing numbers
- Introduction to the manipulation of algebraic expressions
- Solution of simple algebraic equations

Graphs
- Drawing and analysis of graphs from experimental data and algebraic functions

How you are assessed

End of course assessment: examination.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Prerequisite: Basic Understanding of numeracy.

Part-time

2019 entry

• Length: Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00