Thinking Mathematically - Maths for adults

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Course description

Discover your inner maths in Sydney.

Chose English & the Arts in high school? Find yourself losing track working out your tax and credit card interest? If mathematical problems start you shaking in your boots, then this course will change your maths thinking, take your stress away and motivate you to look at the world with broader and deeper understanding of basic and some more advanced maths.

Designed to rebuild and reinforce the knowledge and skills you may or may not have learned at school, the course will reconnect you with the foundations of maths, show problems solving techniques before exploring where maths is used everyday around the home, in business, outdoors and just for fun to keep the brain in shape.

You may not have had the best of times when you first met maths at school. This course will identify where there are knowledge gaps and show you that you can do it. Appreciate the beauty of mathematics: it is abstract, precise, logical. Its conclusions are indisputable and its application are everywhere. This course will transform maths into a challenging, enjoyable and brain enabling program, which enhances your confidence and self-esteem.

This course will allow you to tackle maths with confidence again.

Course content

The Foundations Of Working With Numbers

  • What Is A Number?
  • Axioms of Arithmetic
  • Fractions & Percentages
  • Problem Solving – The Approaches you can use
  • Logical Problems Are Only Logical When …
  • Converting Word Problems into Simple Equations
  • Equations – Full Throttle
  • Pattern & Puzzle Solving Strategies
  • Sequences and Series

Math Around The Home & Shopping

  • Percentages – 50% Off Today Only!
  • Daily Arithmetic While Shopping for anything
  • Linear Area & Volumetric Measurement around the home
  • Linear Perimeter
  • Space & Time with Renovations
Math in the Physical World
  • The Physics of Rates, Speed, Distance, Time and more
  • Geometry from the Ground Up
  • World Geometry

Crunching Data

  • Graphs – How to Impress with Pictures
  • Statistics & Lies
  • Probability -Should I take That Chance?
Maths in the physical world * The Physics of Rates, Speed, Distance, Time * Geometry from the Ground Up * World Geometry – maths and World Time

Maths around the home and shopping

  • Daily Arithmetic While Shopping for anything
  • Linear Area & Perimeter Measurement around the home
  • Volumetric measuring
  • Time with Renovations

Financial maths

  • Which Home Loan for You?
  • Superannuation – Will There Be Enough?
  • Shares – What Is The Real Value?
  • Credit Card Interest calculations

By the end of this course you will have developed and be able to demonstrate an:

  • ability to analyse and logically dissect problems, discover patterns and construct strategies to solve problems
  • an understanding of maths around the home and as a shopper
  • an enhanced understanding of time, distance and speed
  • will be able to understand how to solve problems involving different time zones and find time through knowledge of longitude
  • an enhanced understanding of statistics and probability in everyday life
Please bring to class
  • A calculator or phone with a calculator function

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Course testimonials:

  • Sandra Said: personable tutor real life experiences

  • Phil Said: The Tutors energy and passion for the subject was infectious The content was always stimulating and valuable

  • Jeanette Said: Very well taught. Great anecdotes.