# Mathematics Refresher

The resources below will help you if you if you have not studied mathematics for a while and wish to refresh your skills. For example, if you are applying for any of our degrees with a Foundation Year offered through the Department of Lifelong Learning (DLL). A sample maths assessment paper for the foundation year in DLL is also available.

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Useful facts and formulae can be found in this booklet created by mathcentre.

Skills Learning Outcomes Worksheet Webpage

Positive and negative numbers.

• multiply and divide numbers
• use the correct order of arithmetical operations
• apply to real world situations

1. Numbers

Positive and negative numbers: addition and subraction, multiplication and division

BODMAS

Fractions
• multiply and divide fractions
• apply to real world situations

Basic fractions

Fractions

Fractions

Decimals
• multiplying and dividing decimals
• apply to real world situations

Multiplying and dividing decimals

Decimals
Percentages
• percentages
• apply to real world situations
Working out percentages Percentages
Algebra
• simplifying algebraic expression
• expanding brackets

Introduction to algebra

Simplifying expressions

Simple multiplying out of brackets

Expanding brackets

Algebra (Includes simplifying expressions, expanding brackets, factorising and solving equations)

Statistics
• central tendencies
• apply to real world situations

Mean, Median and Mode

Statistics (Includes Mean, Mode and Median, and displaying results)

Probability
• probability
• apply to real world situations
Simple probability

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