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Everyday maths 1
Everyday maths 1

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Take your learning further on OpenLearn

You may now want to develop your everyday maths skills further. If so, you should look at the Everyday maths 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] course, available now on OpenLearn. Everyday maths 2 will give you the opportunity to look at some of the topics you’ve explored here in more detail, as well as new content such as calculating capacity.

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GCSE Maths with the NEC

Study GCSE Maths online with the National Extension College (NEC) and secure the solid grounding you need to enter university, or embark on your ideal career.

Maths is an essential skill that we use everyday in all areas of our lives. From adding up a weekly shop, to working out how to decorate a room – maths enables us to find patterns and structure, and opens up a wide range of opportunities.

Well-structured materials covering topics – such as fractions, decimals and pythagoras – will enable you to gain confidence in basic mathematical skills, before progressing to more challenging areas. This GCSE Maths course offers flexible online learning with course materials developed by subject experts and tutor-marked assignments.

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