# Numeracy Skills resources

### Facts & Formulae Leaflets (2)

Facts & Formulae for Functional Mathematics - Onscreen version

A onscreen version of the Fact & Formulae leaflet for Functional Mathematics contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Anne Townsend.

Facts & Formulae for Functional Mathematics - Print version

A Fact & Formulae leaflet for Functional Mathematics contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Anne Townsend. This leaflet is designed to be printed landscape on A4 and folded.

### Motivating Mathematics (1)

minus x minus = plus - Mike Savage

This mathtutor extention video explains how multiplying a negative number by another negative number gives a positive number. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

### Practice & Revision (1)

### Quick Reference (27)

1. Percentages, fractions and decimals

A numeracy leaflet covering percentages, fractions and decimals. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

10. Line Graphs

A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret line graphs. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

11. Histograms

A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret histograms. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

12. Double Charts

A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

13. Tables

A numeracy leaflet covering interpreting split tables. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

14. Split Tables

A numeracy leaflet covering interpreting tables. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

15. Ratios

A numeracy leaflet ratio calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

16. Pricing or Cost Analysis

A numeracy leaflet covering responding to pricing or cost analysis questions. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

17. Turnover or Revenue or Sales

A numeracy leaflet covering responding to questions involving turnover, revenue or sales. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

18. Shares and Dividends

A numeracy leaflet covering responding to questions involving shares and dividends. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

19. Currency and Foreign Exchange

A numeracy leaflet covering currency conversion. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

2. What is X% of Y

A numeracy leaflet covering how to calculate a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

20. Profit

A numeracy leaflet covering profit calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

21. Yield or Production

A numeracy leaflet covering yield or production calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

22. Speed and Distance

A numeracy leaflet covering speed, distance, time calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

23. Timetables and Timings

A numeracy leaflet covering timetables and time calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

24. Averages

A numeracy leaflet covering speed, distance, time calculations. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

3. What percentage of Y is X

A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

4. X is Y% of what

A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

5. Percentage increase and decrease

A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a percentage increase or decrease. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

6. What is the change in percentage

A numeracy leaflet covering how to determine a change as a percentage. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

7. Bar Charts

A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret bar charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

8. Composite Bar Charts

A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret bar charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

9. Pie Charts

A numeracy leaflet covering how to interpret pie charts. This is one of 24 numeracy resources created by by Eleanor Lingham, De Montfort University and reviewed by Julie Crowley, Cork Institute of Technology. Development. They were funded by a sigma Resource Development grant and contributed to the mathcentre Community Project.

Handling your emotions

Studying mathematics as an adult can be a daunting (or even terrifying!) task. Not only do you need to make progress in your studies, you also may need to handle your negative emotions towards the subject as they can hinder you from achieving your full potential.
The purpose of this leaflet is to give you some ideas and techniques that might help you to handle your emotions better when learning and doing mathematics.

Mathematical Symbols and Abbreviations

This leaflet provides information on symbols and notation commonly used in mathematics. It shows the meaning of a symbol and, where necessary, an example and an indication of how the symbol would be said. For further information from mathcentre resources, a search phrase is given. This Quick Reference leaflet is contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Janette Matthews and reviewed by Tony Croft, University of Loughborough.

### Test Yourself (4)

Background mathematics for psychology - Numbas

6 questions on fundamental mathematical and SI skills required in psychology. Numbas resources have been made available under a Creative Commons licence by Bill Foster and Christian Perfect, School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University.

Diagnostic test in basic maths - Numbas

4 questions testing the precedence of operations applied to integers. In other words testing BIDMAS: Brackets, Indices, Division/Multiplication and Addition/Subtraction. Numbas resources have been made available under a Creative Commons licence by Bill Foster and Christian Perfect, School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University.

Maths EG

Computer-aided assessment of maths, stats and numeracy from GCSE to undergraduate level 2. These resources have been made available under a Creative Common licence by Martin Greenhow and Abdulrahman Kamavi, Brunel University.

Numeric fractions - Numbas

7 questions on numeric fractions. Numbas resources have been made available under a Creative Commons licence by Bill Foster and Christian Perfect, School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University.

### Third Party Resources (3)

biomathtutor

biomathtutor presents students with a filmed bioscience-based scenario and guides them through some of the mathematics they need to understand and grow confident and competent in using routinely. The case-study scenario, covering practical aspects of haematology and microbiology, is presented via a narrated film, 24 min in length, but divided up into short sections. The film tracks the diagnosis and treatment of a student with anaemia and a throat infection and links the clinical findings and diagnoses to 33 interactive questions and relevant maths tutorials. An additional 24 interactive questions cover the same range of basic mathematical concepts presented in similar biological contexts, with a view to reinforcing students' learning.
biomathtutor was developed by Vicki Tariq (University of Central Lancashire), John Heritage and Tom Roper (University of Leeds), Andrew Bond (University of Westminster), Mike Tribe (University of Sussex) and the EBS Trust. It was funded by HEFCE through its National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by EBS Trust 2006.
NOTE: This resource has been tested on a Windows platform with Internet Explorer. There are known problems with Firefox and/or Apple systems.

Unit conversion

This onscreen utlitiy from PDF Converter.com enables the conversion units for mass, area, length, volume, angles, temperatures, pressures and time zones.

University of East Anglia (UEA) Interactive Mathematics and Statistics Resources

The Learning Enhancement Team at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has developed la series of interactive resources accessible via Prezi mind maps : Steps into Numeracy, Steps into Algebra, Steps into Trigonometry, Bridging between Algebra and Calculus, Steps into Calculus, Steps into Differential Equations, Steps into Statistics and Other Essential Skills.