Maths Functional Skills Level 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 2. You will need to come for an assessment before you start. These courses are free.
Who is this course for
This course is for students who have successfully completed Maths Skills Level 1 at The Mary Ward Centre or have been assessed as Level 2 students. It is a particularly good course to do if you need to gain a functional skills L2 course for work or for study, or wish to begin preparing for GCSE maths.
What does this course cover
On this course, you will learn how to:
a) Understand and use positive and negative numbers of any size in practical contexts;
b) Carry out calculations with numbers of any size in practical contexts, to a given number of decimal places;
c) Understand, use and calculate ratio and proportion, including problems involving scale;
d) Understand and use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages;
e) Understand and use simple formulae and equations involving one- or two-step operations;
f) Recognise and use 2D representations of 3D objects;
g) Find area, perimeter and volume of common shapes;
h) Use, convert and calculate using metric and, where appropriate, imperial measures;
i) Collect and represent discrete and continuous data, using ICT where appropriate;
j) Use and interpret statistical measures, tables and diagrams, for discrete and continuous data, using ICT where appropriate;
k) Use statistical methods to investigate situations;
l) Use probability to assess the likelihood of an outcome.
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 a focus on maths in a practical context.
You will have lots of individual attention from the tutor as well as the support of your classmatesTeaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
What else do you need to buy or do
A file to keep your work in
A4 lined paper
A calculator will be useful
What this course could lead to
You can take Functional Skills exams throughout the year.
course will be a good introduction to maths to prepare you for a GCSE course. It will also be an excellent course to do before joining our Payroll or Bookkeeping courses. You might also like to look at our IT and digital literacy courses such as Excel.
At the end of this course, you will be ready for a variety of other classes - for example, in the Business, IT and Digital Media section. You will be able to do some of these courses while doing your literacy class. See www.marywardcentre.ac.uk
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
Why choose Mary Ward?
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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’