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Free, relaxed one-to-one advice on maths and statistics is available from the University Library's Maths and Stats Help centre. See below for more information or contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathcentre.ac.uk - mathematics support resources and materials for use by students, lecturers and anyone looking for post -16 maths help.
Khanacademy.org - maths and English grammar
bbc.co.uk/skillswise - free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve reading, writing and numeracy skills
bbc.co.uk/bitesize - resources for adult learners that apply maths and English skills to real-life and vocational contexts
Functional Skills are qualifications designed to help adults develop their essential maths and English skills in order to apply them in work and everyday life. Functional Skills qualifications are nationally recognised qualifications and level 2 is equivalent to GCSE 4 – 9 (A* – C).
In maths, a fraction represents one of a number of equal parts of a complete unit. Thus a fraction could be a part of a price, a time, a width, a group (‘set’), or any other unit.
A percentage (%) is a way of stating any fraction as a proportion of 100. The whole of anything – the full amount of an item or a group of items – is 100%. If you divide this total amount, 100%, into smaller parts, each part will be a proportion of the whole 100%. All the pieces together add up to 100%.
Measuring (how to measure everything accurately, from length and distance, through to weight and temperature)
Measuring: Capacity video