## Main Content

## 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

**Arithmetic**

**Calculating with negative numbers** (print handout)

This 6 minute video covers how to calculate with negative numbers.

**Order of operations** (print handout)

This 6 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.

**Fraction in other forms** (print handout)

This 11 minute video covers:

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

**Metric conversions for weight** (print handout)

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

**Algebra**

** Algebraic relationships** (print handout)

This 9 minute video introduces:

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

## Health QuickTips

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

- Medical calculations
- IV calculations
- Unit conversions for Health students
- Medical calculations - by weight
- Rounding numbers
- Order of operations
- Percentages (increasing and decreasing)
- Scientific notation
- Graphs
- Mathematical Communication
- Technical Communication - Tables and Figures
- Using Microsoft Word to type Mathematics

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