7.0.2 How to Prepare
You will need to have a good knowledge of calculating with fractions from Unit 6—you will be able to use your calculator for most of these, but you should do simple checks to ensure that you haven’t made an error in using the calculator. Take your time, doing the activities in the unit carefully, and take breaks frequently. You will find that drawing your own diagrams will help you to make sense of the calculations. Talking to a family member or friend will be useful. Keep in mind that we all learn more from making mistakes and devising or finding methods to correct those mistakes.
To check your understanding of the basic techniques of manipulating fractions before you start, try the Unit 7 pre quiz, and then use the feedback to help you work through the unit. It doesn’t matter if you get some or even all of the questions wrong—it just indicates how much time you may need for this unit!