## Mathematics Skills

### Print based materials

Print Materials to assist with any pre-requisite mathematics required in USQ courses. These materials are based on USQ's Tertiary Preparation Program. Mathematics modules are presented in increasing level of difficulty and complexity from Level A through to Level D.

More than just numbers (Level A)

• Our number system (including whole numbers, place value & estimation)
• Working with numbers (including power notation and the square root)
• Calculations involving negative numbers
• Order of calculations
• Fractions (including equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, calculating with fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions, multiplication of fractions and division of fractions)
• Decimals (including converting between decimals and fractions)

The Power of Numbers (Level A)

• Power notation
• Calculating with powers including multiplying powers, dividing powers, negative indices, the zero index, adding and subtracting powers, special powers, fractional indices, finding a power of a power and finding a power of a product)
• Common applications of powers (including scientific notation, the metric system, converting between units)

Comparing numbers (Level A)

• Comparing quantities of subtraction
• Comparing quantities by division (including percentages)
• Ratios (including ratios in squares, rectangles, circles & triangles)
• Rates

### Video based materials

You can also watch some video snippets for some of arithmetic concepts

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

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