Maths Functional Skills Entry 1 / Entry 2

Do you need to improve your maths to help you in your daily life, with work or your studies? Do you need to increase your confidence with maths? Do you need to work towards a GCSE? These courses will help you gain essential mathematical skills and also enable you to get a qualification. The afternoon classes are more suited to students who want to learn at a slower pace. In the evening classes you will work towards Functional Skills Level 1 and 2. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.

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Who is this course for

This course is for you if you want to improve your skills in using mathematics for work or everyday life and gain maths qualifications step by step. It will make maths real and help you to understand and use maths competently in solving practical problems at work or home. To get on the course, you need to be able to do some simple arithmetic - for example order, compare and use whole numbers up to 100; add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers; use halves and quarters; and solve basic practical problems that people would normally come across when shopping, working or doing DIY - for instance, working out the total cost of groceries and the change you would get from a given amount of money. It is particularly suitable for students who want to work at a slower pace.

What does this course cover

On this course, you will practise:

How to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
How to use fractions, percentages and decimals
How to measure lengths, weight, capacity, time and temperature
How to calculate with lengths, weight, capacity, time and temperature
How to interpret and use graphs and charts
How to work with ratio and scale

What will it be like

It will be different from the way you learned maths at school. The activities will vary and include discussions, group work, individual work and quizzes, all in a very supportive environment . You will have fun, work hard and get what you put into the course. There will be a focus on practical maths.

You will have lots of individual attention from the tutor as well as the support of your classmates.

What else do you need to buy or do

A file to keep your work in
A4 lined paper
A calculator would be useful
A pen

What this course could lead to

After successfully passing this course, you will be ready for Entry Level 3.

You might like to combine the course with our other functional skills courses in English, or complete an IT course.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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