This exciting new book is the first maths book to be written specifically for student on Access courses. The book is full of relevant real-life examples which help students see maths not as merely something which must be learned, but as a valuable tool. It presents a variety of learning methods to enable students to engage with the material and to provide them with a broader and deeper understanding of mathematics. The emphasis is on 'doing maths' and getting the students involved in the exercises, rather than simply teaching maths to the students. It is written for students for students taking Access courses with a maths or numeracy component. It is also suitable for students on Foundation courses.
Sheila Evans is a tutor at Derby University, teaching maths to access students. She has tested much of her material on her students with a good deal of success and understands the challenges presented to this unique group of learners.
Preface Chapter 1: Number Work Introduction 1.1 Place Value 1.2 Number Types 1.3 Fractions 1.4 Working with Numbers after the Decimal Point 1.5a Approximations 1.5b Rounding to Decimal Places 1.6 Estimation 1.7 Negative Numbers 1.8 Priorities in Arithmetic 1.9 Percentages 1.10 Ratios 1.11 The Power of Numbers 1.12 Scientific Notation 1.13 Co-ordinates 1.14 Interpretation and Plotting of Graphs 1.15 Bringing it all Together Chapter 2: Collecting, Recording and Analysing Data Introduction 2.1 Charting Data 2.2 Frequency Polygons 2.3 Pictograms 2.4 Drawing Angles 2.5 Pie Charts 2.6 Averages 2.7 Cumulative Frequency Charts 2.8 Scatter Plots 2.9 Probability 2.10 Misleading Charts 2.11 Bringing it all Together Chapter 3: Shape, Space and Measurement Introduction 3.1 Polygons 3.2 Angles 3.3 Drawing Shapes 3.4 Bearings 3.5 Units of Measure and Compound Measure 3.6 Similar Shapes 3.7 Scale Drawings and Models 3.8a Area, Perimeter and Volume 3.8b 3 Dimensional Shapes and their Nets 3.8c Volume and Surface Area 3.9 Right Angled Triangles and Trigonometry 3.10 Transformations 3.11 Bringing it all Together Chapter 4: Algebra Introduction 4.1 Patterns in Numbers 4.2 Working with Formulae 4.3 Simplification of Algebraic Expressions 4.4 Equations 4.5 Re-arranging Formulae 4.6 Straight Line Graphs and their Equations 4.7 Simultaneous Equations 4.8 Inequalities 4.9 Drawing Curves 4.10 Quadratic Equations 4.11 Bringing It All Together
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