Introduction and guidance
This free badged course, Everyday maths 1, is an introduction to Level 1 Essential Skills in maths. It is designed to inspire you to improve your current maths skills and help you to remember any areas that you may have forgotten. Working through the examples and interactive activities in this course will help you to, among other things, run a household or make progress in your career.
You can work through the course at your own pace. To complete the course you will need access to a calculator and a notepad and pen.
The course has four sessions, with a total study time of approximately 48 hours. The sessions cover the following topics: numbers, measurement, shapes and space, and data. There will be plenty of examples to help you as you progress, together with opportunities to practise your understanding.
The regular interactive quizzes form part of this practice, and the end-of-course quiz is an opportunity to earn a badge that demonstrates your new skills. You can read more on how to study the course and about badges in the next sections.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- understand practical problems, some of which are non-routine
- identify the maths skills you need to tackle a problem
- use maths in an organised way to find the solution you’re looking for
- use appropriate checking procedures at each stage
- explain the process you used to get an answer and draw simple conclusions from it.
Moving around the course
The easiest way to navigate around the course is through the ‘My course progress’ page. You can get back there at any time by clicking on ‘Back to course’ in the menu bar.
It’s also good practice, if you access a link from within a course page (including links to the quizzes), to open it in a new window or tab. That way you can easily return to where you’ve come from without having to use the back button on your browser.