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About Maths with Graham

 

This website is for anyone who wants help with improving their maths. It covers material in 6 levels.The levels, in order of difficulty, are

  • Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry Level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • GCSE

Level 1 is similar to the standard 14 year olds are expected to reach at school. Level 2 is considered to be equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 or above.

Many professions are requiring staff to improve their maths and with unemployment increasing employers are able to specify higher qualifications in job adverts.

There are currently 3 main qualifications you may want to attempt. Functional Maths is now the main qualification for 16 year olds studying at College. Students study this alongside a vocational course, like hairdressing or plumbing. It is assessed from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Adult Numeracy is no longer available as the Government  decided that after August 2012 it will be replaced with Functional Skills.

To study GCSE your college may insist that you have passed Level 1 or already have a Grade D/4 in GCSE from school.

You can use this website to find out how good you are at maths. When you go to college you will probably be asked to do an initial assessment to find out what level you should begin your studies at. If you urgently need a maths qualification to get into university or to apply for a job, then do some work on this website first to prepare yourself. If you do well in your initial assessment this may save you a year of study!

This site is maintained by Graham who is a lecturer at Sheffield College. You can contact me by emailing grahamATmathswithgraham.org.uk (replace the AT!). If you have interactive resources you would like me to add to this site please email me.

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The website address is: http://www.mathswithgraham.org.uk. It is published by Graham Wroe in Sheffield UK.

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Your contact information
MathswithGraham can be contacted at graham@mathswithgraham.org.uk

Additional Information
This site does not generate any income. Its sole purpose is to help people with maths without charging for the service.

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  2 Responses to “About Maths with Graham”

  1. Hello Graham
    I just wanted to say thanks for this website. I started teaching Entry Maths this year and your resources have been so useful. The students have all responded really well to them, particularly the interactive whiteboard activities.
    Thanks again.

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