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Basic Mathematics by Blended Learning


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 furtheryour education at degree level. Delivered by blendedlearning it’s ideal if you are unable to attend classes atthe University on a weekly basis. You have access todetailed learning materials and solved problems to helpyou study the core topics. An online tutor is available ifyou require help and guidance with your learning.

Blended learning is ideal if you are unable to attend classes at the University on a weekly basis. You have access to detailed learning materials to help you study the core topics in a way that suits you. An online tutor is available if you require help and guidance with your learning.

Key dates
Online enrolment
: From 1 July 2019
Examination: Wednesday 7 August 2019
*Please note that the examination is compulsory and requires attendance at Teesside University's Middlesbrough campus.*

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Where you study

This course is delivered by blended learning. Resources will be made available online, but you must attend Teesside University's Middlesbrough campus for an examination on Wednesday 7 August.

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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
- 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.

- 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

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

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

How you are assessed

End of course assessment: examination.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An understanding of basic numeracy is required.



2020 entry

  • Length: Fees: £50.00