## Mathematics Skills

Mathematics Skills

### Success in Maths at USQ

#### Success in Maths for Nursing & Health

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

Current students can use our Readiness testing in mathematics (**UConnect username and password required**) to
self assess your knowledge and skills and should take about half an hour to complete.

Current students can access the refreshment materials provide a review of basic math's skills with examples and activities.

## Quick Videos to refresh your Maths skills

**Arithmetic**

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

This 10 minute video covers how to calculate 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 number and improper fractions
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions.

**Fractions in other forms - Decimals** (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.

** Single Digit Long Division** (print handout)

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

**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

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