For many disciplines and professions, it is essential to be able to understand decimals and fractions, interpret graphs and use software such as Excel effectively. Graduate employers value good skills in maths, and maths testing may form part of a recruitment process.
How do I do it?
Identify the skills you need to develop and the level you are starting at. Test your current knowledge and find resources which can help you improve. Skills always need to be refreshed and are best developed with regular practice over time. Set aside time to work through examples and exercises.
The tabs are divided into the following sections. Decide which level of skill you are starting at and where you need to get to for your studies.
Numeracy skills (Level 1)
If you need to use numbers and mental maths in every-day work situations, start in the this section. In this tab you can watch a tutorial by Solent Lecturer Dee Greig-Dunn to brush up on the basics.
Maths for studying and employment (Level 2)
If your course builds on more specific elements of maths, such as measures, angles or graphs then explore the materials in this section. Here you will also find guidance for preparing for graduate numeracy skills tests.
Advanced maths (Level 3 + )
If there is a large element of mathematics in your course, for example, using calculus, then visit this section. It also includes tutorials and resources for Engineering Courses at Solent.
Being able to interpret statistics and manage data is essential to many courses. This section guides you from beginner to intermediate materials, appropriate for subjects at Solent. It includes tutorials on Microsoft Excel and SPSS.