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 6 minute video covers how to calculate with negative numbers.

Video link for Calculating with negative numbers.

Order of operations (print handout)

This 6 minute video covers the importance of the order of operations with examples.

Order of operations link to video

Fractions (print handout)

This 16 minute video covers:

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

Link to video about 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.

Image to click on for a video about decimals (fractions in other forms)

Metric conversions for weight (print handout)

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

Video link for metric conversions for weight.

Algebra

Algebraic relationships (print handout)

This 9 minute video introduces:

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

image as a link to video to introduction to algebra: Relationships as words

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.