Icons Explained

Succeed with Math includes many different types of activities to bring math alive and to help you understand it. You will read through explanations and examples, and work through math activities that have hints and full solutions. You will regularly come across the following icons, which will tell you what sort of activity is coming up.

Don’t worry about how to use these at the moment. The first time a new activity is introduced instructions will be provided.

Notepad iconTry an activity to engage in the math.

These don’t require any special actions from you—just a pen and some paper!

Videoclip symbol Watch video clips or play games that bring topics to life, or read an article with more details on a topic.

Pencast symbol View pencasts, in which a teacher explains step-by-step how to solve a problem.

Note that these pencasts are animated with an audio commentary. For these to work properly you will need the newest version of Adobe Reader (Adobe Reader X or higher), which you may need to download or update on your computer. Once Adobe Reader X has been installed you will need to ensure that it is the default program for PDF files to open in. It’s a good idea to do this now, so you have it when you need it. Click on this link [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and follow the instructions you are given. 

Calculator symbol Use a web calculator—this can be accessed from the Tools panel on the left of your screen at any time.

tick symbol Try self-check problems and a brief quiz to test your understanding.

audio symbol Listen to audio clips that give you some background on a topic.

Practice Quiz

For Unit 2 and following units, there are a pre and post quizzes for you to complete. You should do these quizzes as you come across them. They will help you when planning your studies, show you how far you have come already and also give you a bit more practice with the concepts covered. Unit 1 has only one quiz, which is included at the end of the unit. Give it a try when you come across it.

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