Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 1
Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 1

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Session 1: Working with numbers


It is very difficult to cope in everyday life without a basic understanding of numbers.

Calculators can be very useful, for example helping you to check your working out, or converting fractions to decimals.

To complete the activities in this course you will need some notepaper, a pen for taking notes and working out calculations and a calculator.

Session 1 includes many examples of numeracy from the Construction and Engineering sectors, with lots of learning activities related to them that involve whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportion. The activities in this session are quick and easy tasks that should not take long to do.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • work with whole numbers
  • use rounding
  • understand fractions, decimals and percentages, and the equivalencies between them
  • use ratios and proportion
  • understand word formulas and function machines.
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