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Numeracy 16-18 at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

These classes are for you if you want to further develop your skills and confidence in: • Number • Measure, shape & space • Handling data You will be working towards a Level 1 national qualification in Adult Numeracy which you can take at the end of the course or when you are ready (tutor approval required). Learning is focused on your individually assessed needs.

Course content

The course will help you develop some of these skills: NUMBER • Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing • Using simple ratio and proportion • Estimating answers to calculations • Fractions: ordering, comparing, recognising equivalencies (eg 50%=1/2) • Decimals: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, rounding • Percentages: ordering, comparing, writing and ordering • Using a calculator to check calculations with whole numbers, fractions, percentages and decimals MEASURE SHAPE AND SPACE • Add, subtract, multiply and divide sums of money • Time – common date formats, 12-hour and 24-hour clock • Reading, estimating and comparing sizes, weight, capacity and temperature using common instruments and units • Adding, subtracting and converting common units of measure • Working out perimeter, area and volume • Measuring, estimating and recording distance • Using properties of shapes to solve practical problems • Drawing shapes in different orientations HANDLING DATA • Extracting and interpreting information from tables, diagrams, charts and graphs • Collecting, organising and representing information in different ways • Finding the arithmetical average (mean) for a set of data • Finding the range for a set of data • Showing that some events are more likely to occur than others • Express the likelihood of an event using fractions, decimals and percentages

Entry requirements

An initial interview and assessment of current skills is required to ensure you are on the right course for your level. You need to have Numeracy skills at Entry Level 3. These can be assessed at interview, or if you already have a certificate, please bring it along to the interview. Please ring on 020 8891 5907 to book an appointment for an Advice & Guidance session. You will need to be able to: Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English Work independently and with others Take part in group work and discussions Read and understand information given by numbers, symbols, diagrams and charts used for different purposes and in different ways in graphical, numerical and written material Specify and describe a practical problem or task using numbers, measures and diagrams to collect and record relevant information Generate results to a given level of accuracy using given methods, measures and checking procedures appropriate to the specified purpose Present and explain results that meet the intended purpose using appropriate numbers, diagrams, charts and symbols Not ready yet? Try Entry Level 2 or Entry Level 3 first – this can be assessed at an Advice & Guidance session


Homework, classwork, diagnostic assessment, exam

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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