Mathematics Skills

Mathematics Skills

Success in Maths at USQ

Success in Maths for Paramedicine

To support students enrolled in paramedicine studies, The Library provides a range of activities to assist with mathematics skills.

Quick Videos to refresh your Maths skills


Calculating with negative numbers (print handout)

This 10 minute video covers how to calculate with negative numbers.

link to video for calculating with negative numbers

Order of operations (print handout)

This 7 minute video covers the importance of the order of operations with examples.

Fractions (print handout)

This 16 minute video covers:

  • Equivalent fractions
  • Mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions

Single Digit Long Division (print handout)

This 4 minute video shows full working for doing long division by hand.

Image to click on to run the video for the long division example.

Fraction in other forms (print handout)

This 11 minute video covers:

  • the link between fractions and decimals
  • converting between fractions and decimals
  • percentages
  • rates.

Decimals: Fractions in other forms video link

Metric conversions for weight (print handout)

This 6 minute video covers how to use use metric conversions for weight, specifically for health students.

Metric conversions for weight


Algebraic relationships (print handout)

This 9 minute video introduces:

  • translating from words to symbols (relationships)
  • variables and expressions
  • collecting like terms

Introduction to Algebra: relationships in words video

Health QuickTips

You can also have a look at our general Mathematics QuickTips. There are also some Health specific QuickTips also:

You can also get help Mastering your calculator – free, easy to follow online booklets on a range of scientific calculators.